1.a diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as its resident representative (ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary).
2.a diplomatic official of the highest rank sent by a government to represent it on a temporary mission, as for negotiating a treaty.
3.a diplomatic official serving as permanent head of a country’s mission to the United Nations or some other international organization
4.an authorized messenger or representative. Abbreviation: Amb., amb.
1325–75; Middle English am-, embass ( i ) adour, imbassadore < Anglo-French ambassateur, ambassaduer < Italian ambassatore, dialectal Italian ambassadore, equivalent to ambass- ( see embassy
) -atore, -adore < Latin -ātōrem accusative of -ātor -ator
l, -dohr-] Show IPA
Recently, 434 Tattoo
was invaded and bombarded with a line of questioning that got us thinking about what it means to represent the Tattoo industry or be an ambassador.
Adam Siehr, or Tattoo Adam
, owner of the multiple award winning Best Hawaii Tattoo Shop
, is licensed by the State of Hawaii and a member of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists
. He has been a part of the Tattoo Community here in Hawaii since 1999, and has been in the industry for nearly two decades. He has also volunteered his time as a member of different committees in the past, working with both the State and C & C of Honolulu on laws Relating to Tattooing in Hawaii
. 434 Tattoo has also recently assisted Federal officials with some of their work
. At 434 Tattoo, we are all about integrity, quality work, serving the customer, and doing what is best for both the community and the State.
Laws take time, energy, and passion to craft. Adam can testify about this from his experience with the Hawaii Department of Health, where he took part in forming committees, organizing meetings, and keeping the minutes (Editor’s Note: And so can I from my three years in politics here in Hawaii). Did he, his brother, his sister tattooists have to do this? No of course not, but they care and when you care, you take the time, you put in the work, and you find a way to get done what needs to be done with what you’re given to work with.
We are all for introducing new ideas and seeing the best things come to pass for our business, but please, take the time, know what your talking about, and realize that change does not occur over night. Many of the current professionals in the industry, were there in the trenches, battling to make things the way they are today. While our system may not be perfect, it is growing and improving.
Case in point: until about 2002, if someone wanted a face tattoo or a hand tattoo, they had to get a Doctor’s written consent before they could get the work done. Our legislative system is what it is and we are fortunate to be able to play a role to advocate for change. People get killed in other places for thinking about this much.
And just like getting a large piece of ink done, change is a process. When you plant a seed, it doesn’t grow sprout the next moment. It requires nutrients in the form of the sun, earth, and water. And studies show when love is given to plants, they grow greater, they grow stronger. So channel that passion and do the other work and in time these ideas will blossom…
And lastly, if you want to represent the industry, there’s a good word in Hawaii to know: Pono. Pono means a great many things, but let’s go with ‘Just’ regarding a course of action that can unite, motivate, and get work done… And to if you want to be an Ambassador, you probably shouldn’t alienate those who would be your biggest supporters.
We are 434 Tattoo.
We are here for all of you.
Can I get a Chee Huu!!!
Custom Tattooing LLC.
434 Ena Road