Hawaii Tattoo Artist
In the Spotlight: Andy Burley
“Can I take a picture of that?” I ask.
“Yeah go for it. That was for my wife, she decided she didn’t want it, she keeps changing her mind.”
434 Tattoo‘s, Andy Burley, holds the prestigious distinction of being the only Tattooist to make it through the gauntlet of an Apprenticeship with Tattoo Adam. “It’s something I have always wanted to do.” he says while working at his station in the Waikiki Tattoo Shop.
“Ask anyone, if I say I’m going to do something, I do it.” Andy says and laughs, “Maybe I’m just stubborn.”
The newest member of the team, in terms of time spent tattooing at the Hawaii Tattoo Studio, has a growing client list and with designs like this, you can see that his talent is no joke. “Andy’s been trained by me and I have the greatest confidence in his ability.” Tattoo Adam throws in between a joke or two about Andy.
“I never considered myself creative, but you give me an idea, I’ll run with it.” Andy once told me when we talked about how he got into it. He might not consider himself creative but he lights up like a Christmas Tree when the Tattoo Machine is in his hand. It’s a sight to see Andy tattooing, his laid-back vibe goes out the window and he goes into the zone.
Give him an idea and watch the magic that he gives you.
434 Ena Road