Aloha from our Waikiki Tattoo Shop, 434 Custom Tattoo!
We are your number one Hawaii tattoo parlor for custom tattoo work, Hawaiian tattoos, and the best tattoo discounts in Hawaii!
A question that is often asked is:
Why does every tattoo artist have a unique process of tattoo after-care in order for a tattoo heal properly? Superstition, shop protocol, apprenticeships, personal experience, and more contribute to this difference. So…
What really is the best way of taking care of a new tattoo?
Well here at our Honolulu tattoo shop, we follow standards as set by the Hawaii State Department of Health and our team of tattoo artists are also proud members of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, an organization that advocates for great work and universal standards among tattoo artists.
At our tattoo shop, located at 434 Ena Road, we will go over any questions that you have about not only getting your custom tattoo piece done in Hawaii, we will also hook you up with proper tattoo after-care techniques to prevent infection and so that your tattoo heals nicely.
The first step in tattoo after-care is to remove the bandage after one hour of getting your custom tattoo piece done. Make sure to clean, blot the new tattoo gently, let it air-dry from a minute or two, and then apply small amounts of ointment as recommended by your artist. At 434 Tattoo, we carry Tattoo Adam‘s own ointment made of natural ingredients available for you to take with you when you’re on the go and if you need to put a little more ointment if the tattoo feels dry.
Many of the people who visit Hawaii want to take advantage of the ocean and the sun. That’s encouraged and cool but please note, it’s not encourage or cool for your new tattoo. DO NOT go swimming and no sun light for at least two weeks after. The ocean is filled with many micro-organisms and bacteria that will wreak havoc on your brand new tattoo. After two weeks, your tattoo will be good to go and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer them. We’ll also give you a copy of these directions to have with you.
“I got first two tattoos from other artists and once I met Adam, there was no looking back. I get all my custom tattoos from 434 Tattoo in Honolulu because I like the unique custom tattoo style and the quality of the work. Factor in that homeboys is a wizard when it comes to tattoo after-care. I followed his instructions, picked up the ointment, and my tattoos have healed awesomely and a lot more quickly than my first pieces! It was a lot simpler than what other artists and people with tattoos told me to do. Thanks 434 Crew for my custom tattoo! I won’t go to any other place in Honolulu for a tattoo!” ~ A 434 Fan
If anything happens, no worries, all touch-ups on are free. Make sure you keep the highest level of SPF sunscreen and protection over your tattoo and you should be golden for life. We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!
434 Ena Road