Tattoos Take Time

434 Tattoo in Honolulu, Hawaii, specializes in Custom Tattoos and we wanted to re-visit what goes into a custom tattoo.  Oftentimes, it’s hard to visualize for the customer how long a tattoo will take so check this out for a start and of course stop in to learn more!

Most of the time, a custom tattoo can not be done in one session.  A one point (as the Japanese call it ), or a small tattoo, almost every design on the wall to choose from can be done in a single sitting.  A larger custom design, requires a few sessions of quality time with your artist.

When deciding to choose your artist before asking him or her to have you design something for them, here are a few words of advice…

First make sure the shop you walk in to is clean and friendly.  Then after getting comfortable, ask to see some portfolios.  After finding the style of art that catches your eye (and you would like to have),  ask which artist designed, and if he or she is there now.  Introduce yourself and tell tattooist your ideas, ask if a consultation is needed, and from there the process can move forward in designing the piece.

After that, wait for the call, then come in to  check out the art. It is recommended you always make an appointment and not walk in and expect to get your Custom Design on the spot because that hardly ever happens anywhere depending on how busy they shop is and if the artist has other appointments.   It is a good rule of thumb call ahead and schedule appointments so every thing runs smoothly.

From there you should be ready to get the stencil place and move forward from there!  So come on down to our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor today and let’s move towards making your tattoo dreams become a reality!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii


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