“It’s good to share with people.” Tattoo Adam says.
The first thing to do is to come in for a consultation. We are a custom tattoo studio and while we can do tattoo flash for you, we specialize in Custom Tattooing! So having a consultation is important because it allows for both you and the tattooist to have a pow-wow before the ow. Ya heard!?!?
“It’s important that the customer is very detailed about what they want.” Adam says. And it is because it is something that you will wear for life and we want you to be happy. Plus the tattoo artist wants to be sure that you are happy and leave with an awesome experience.
It’s also important that thought is put into the tattoo for reasons similar to above. While we can do tattoo cover-ups, a cover-up is not necessary if alot of thought and meaning go into the tattoo beforehand.
After your consultation, give the artist about 2-3 days to develop a sketch for you. Once it is done, you get to come back and check it out, make sure you feel good about it. And once you’re satisfied with the design, that’s when we are ready…
Please note for larger pieces, more time will have to go into it. “I don’t like to schedule people for more than 1-2 hours at a time for the client’s benefit.” Some people think a sleeve can be done in an entire sitting. While we can bust out extensive work like that if necessary, it is not necessarily ideal for both parties and just another thing to think about when you’re getting your ink.
For more extensive pieces, the outline can be finished in under 2 hours and the next session should be scheduled at least 1 week, preferably 2 weeks later. This is for healing purposes. Getting a session too soon on a tattoo that is not completely healed… HURTS!!! And once the tattoo is healed fully, the artist can really look at it and see what needs to be done next.
That being said, our consultations are free, our hourly rate is $150, and we are the number spot on Oahu for Hawaii Tattoo Deals. So come on down and get your consult and ink on!
Much Love and Aloha from the 434 Family!
434 Ena Road