Hawaii Tattoo artist Andy Burley, is a man of few words, he’s all about the ride and getting ink done. So there hasn’t been much said by Andy online in recent months. But that’s about to change because the man done opened up and had a story to share for our Man and (Tattoo) Machine Series!
Inspired by Tattoo Adam, I had asked all the artists at our Waikiki tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo, about machines they had built and Andy shared that he built a couple over the years.
But he really wanted to talk about a special machine that was given to him…
Awhile back, Andy was speaking with a buddy of his stomping grounds in California, who mentioned that a mutual friend from High School was also a Tattooist and had taken up building machines. Andy and his tattooing homie, Mike Salinger (no relation to the Author of Catcher in the Rye), reconnected and talked stories and the piece you see above is a custom, handmade tattoo machine made by Mike himself!
To see more of Mike’s work or to get your own custom tattoo machine, check out Cascadia Tattoo Machines.
To see the “G – O – L – D” and get your tattoo piece from Hawaii’s own, Andy Burley, visit our Honolulu Tattoo parlor at 434 Ena Rd! We’re open 7 days a week, rain or shine, from 10a- 10p.
Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
Custom Tattooing LLC.
434 Ena Road