New(s) Tattoos: Tattoo Removal or Cover-Up?

We love our tattoos and to create custom tattoos for all of our clientele from around the world who visit our tattoo shop in Waikiki.  At 434 Tattoo, we also offer free consultations on all pieces in order to guide the customer through the process in choosing a piece that they can be happy with wearing with for the rest of their life.

According to a recently published study on tattoos , about 50% of people who get a tattoo (while they are young), end up getting it removed via laser removal.  The findings also showed that not everyone who undergoes the laser tattoo removal procedure gets great results from the process.

While we hope the client has a piece that lasts and is awesome for life, we understand that circumstances can allow us change and pursue different interests, beliefs, and so on in regards to our body.  We are also only human and make mistakes.

But life is about living and learning, just because something changes, it does not mean that something beautiful canʻt take its place in our lives or in the world of tattoos, on our bodies…

Check out this Polynesian Tattoo piece recently worked on by Tattoo Adam:

It says ʻAfterʻ because this was completed here as a tattoo cover-up in Hawaii.  The original piece can be seen below:

Unless you saw the original, youʻd never know, huh? The old tattoo represented a piece of this gentlemenʻs past that is in the past so he chose to move into the new with a new tattoo.

There are many different ways to evolve, change, or remove tattoos.  If youʻre thinking about doing something to a piece that you are not happy with, why not consider a cover-up?

We are more than happy to assist you in your Ink Journey and go over all the options that you have so that you can have something that you love!

A Special Thank you to Marlena Mastromarino for submitting and creating these pictures!

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

434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii


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