November is Military Appreciation Month @ 434 Tattoo

Since November is a time of Thanksgiving and gratitude, in honor of those who are out there serving our country both overseas and at home, we at 434 Tattoo, our Hawaiian Tattoo Parlor, are offering 25% off a tattoo to all military personnel as a way to say thank you.

All consultations on tattoos are Free, that includes the artwork, which means you don’t pay until we put the ink on you.  So not only are we doing 25% off for our homies in the military, we offer free consultations at our Waikiki Tattoo Shop  and not to be confused with Tattoolicious, even though Tattoo Adam helped build the walls there.

So  sail on over today and enjoy Military Appreciation Month with a custom tattoo from The Great One, The Phenom, and/or Andy.  We specialize in different tattoo styles including Asian Tattoo Designs, Polynesian Tattoos, Americana, and more.

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

How to Tattoo Video Series: Consultations and Stencils

Greetings Tattoolings from 434 Tattoo, your number one destination for a Custom Tattoo or Polynesian Tattoo in Hawaii.  Our Waikiki Tattoo Shop is conveniently located in the heart of Honolulu between Oahu’s famed Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Shopping Center and Beach Park.

In this segment of our How to Tattoo Videos, we watch as Tattoo Adam explains a key part that goes into the consultation (all of which are free at our Waikiki Tattoo Studio) and shows us how he comes up with the artwork for the Tattoo Stencil.

Stay tuned to see what the finished product(s) look like and if Tattooist Andy Burley has any other words of wisdom.  And if you can’t wait, come on down!  We aren’t Tattoolicious.  Nor are we 808 Tattoo.  They might be all good and well but we are 434 Tattoo, the People’s Choice!

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

 

434 Tattoo @ Work

You’ve read the blogs, you’ve seen the work, you might even have gotten some work done.  Nonetheless, we do our best to give you the highest quality of service at our Hawaii Tattoo Parlor, 434 Tattoo.

Check out this Samuari Tattoo outline done by Tattoo Adam:

And here we have our homie Megan getting some touch-up work on a tattoo, all of which are free for life:

Tattoos as a form of expression are meaningful, fun, and who knows who you may meet because of a tattoo.  Could be a best friend for life:

Our Waikiki Tattoo Shop, is open from 10a-10p 7 days a week, rain/sleet/snow (if there was snow in Hawaii) and we specialize in custom tattooing, Asian Tattoos, Polynesian Tattoo Designs, and more.  Come check us out.  All consultations are free!  We are happy to answer any and all questions that you may have.

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Boxing’s Manny Pacquiao Opens Tattoo Shop

In the Philippines, tattoos are not so kosher.  Tattoo Adam experienced the side-eyed glances first hand as he made his way through the cities, the villages, the jungles during his trip earlier this year.

But the sentiment towards tattoos could be changing if multiple time Boxing Champion, entertainer, and local politician, Manny Pacquiao, has a say in the matter.  Pacquiao, who owns many other business ventures in addition to his 8 world titles, is a vocal tattoo advocate, and his new tattoo shop is tapped as Champion Ink in LA.

While people across the world still have differing (if not outdated) views on tattoos, this could be a positive step towards more acceptance of visible tattoos.  One customer recently shared his experience of being disqualified from an interview after being asked if he had any tattoos and was told that he would not be considered for a position (regardless of qualifications) because of it.

“At least you’re not in the mainland…” Andy Burley, a tattooist in our Hawaii Tattoo Parlor, chimed in.  “Consider yourself lucky, you should see some of the looks I get there.”

It’s a good thing we have guys out there like Manny fighting not only in the ring, but for the people.  Thanks Manny, we may not have gotten the chance to vote for you, but judging by the recent poll in the Honolulu Star Advertiser , with 7 of 10 people in Hawaii are unhappy with Governor Neil Abercrombie’s performance, maybe it’s time someone who shares your views makes a run for office here in the islands.

Tattoo Adam in 2012?  Wouldn’t you like to know what we have in store.  Muahaha!!!

We are 434 Tattoo.
And we are here for you (the people, People’s Champ two years running).

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

 

Getting a New Tattoo Video Series: Count It!

The writer of this venerable online publication worked for the US Census Bureau during the 2010 Census as a Recruiter and a Crew Leader.  During that time in Recruiting, a saying was adopted (amongst those out in the field) when some signed up for a test to become an Enumerator, passed a test, or completed a Census questionnaire:  COUNT IT!

The conclusion of this tattoo session marks Tattoo Adam‘s 1 Millionth Tattoo! Chee huu!  Grab the champagne!  Nah, joke cause he probably hit that mark long ago since he’s been tattooing 12 hours a day two decades.  At any rate, you can tell by his enthusiasm that finishing a piece is satisfying to say the least.

This tattoo video takes place after the conclusion of that session, the next step for our boy Johnny’s tattoo sleeve.  We’ll be sure to keep you posted on his progress and as always, we’ll keep you posted on the happenings and news at 434 Tattoo.

See you at our Hawaii Tattoo Parlor located in Waikiki soon!  We specialize in custom tattooing, Asian Tattoos, Polynesian Tattoo Designs, and more.  Bring your idea or check out the Tattoo Flash adorning the walls.

We are 434 Tattoo and we custom tattoo!

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Tattoo Circles

While the Internet is a great way to find out about 434 Tattoo and all that goes on in our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor, we just want to thank all our customers who introduce us to their circle.

“Many of the people who get tattooed by me are be referral.”  Tattoo Adam shares while setting up for a client.  “Sometimes you meet one person and then end up tattooing everyone in their circle of friends.”  Megan, the customer, who was adding a small component to a tattoo on her forearm follows up with “That’s how I found out.”  So…

Tell your so’n’so’s so’n’so and don’t forget to holla at best friend’s aunty’s cousin’s nephew’s sister’s boyfriend about us.  We are 434 Tattoo and we custom tattoo 7 days a week, 10a to 10p, and like the post office, we deliver through rain, sleet, and snow.  Or maybe that’s UPS.  Who knows, there’s no snow in Hawaii so you’re all good in our hood!

And thank you for choosing Tattoo Adam, Andy Burley, and/or Marko Livingston as your next/first/all of the above Hawaii tattooist.

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Hawaii Tattoo Laws

noun

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.
Origin:
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

Related forms

am·bas·sa·do·ri·al  [am-bas-uh-dawr-ee-uhl, -dohr-] Show IPA, adjective
am·bas·sa·do·ri·al·ly, adverb
am·bas·sa·dor·ship, noun
pre·am·bas·sa·do·ri·al, adjective

FIN

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!!!
Credit www.Dictionary.com for the definition above.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287