2013 Hawaii Tattoo Expo

Seems like the first Hawaii Tattoo Expo just happened… Now the 2013 Hawaii Tattoo Expo is right around the corner.  We received the word that Booths are now available.  You can read more about the Hawaii Tattoo Trade Show and its details here at the official website and also feel free to check out our visit to the festivities of the 2012 Hawaii Tattoo Convention here.

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This Hawaii Custom Tattoos Update was brought to you by your Friendly Neighborhood Waikiki Tattoo shop434 Tattoo!

Holla!!!

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

 

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What to do on Oahuʻs South Shore!

Aloha and welcome to another fun update from our Hawaii Custom Tattoos shop, 434 Tattoo!

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Our Waikiki Tattoo parlor is located in the Heart of Honolulu just on the cusp of the famous Ala Moana and Waikiki areas on the Southern Shore of Oahu.  Our team is led by Tattoo Adam, who owns the shop and has been doing custom tattooing for over 2 decades in multiple tattoo shops in three different states and also in traveling all around the world.  Our team also features Hawaii Tattoo Artist Andy Burley and will soon be joined by Kazan, currently at Tiki Tattoo, which is closing soon.  We also have a family member, Karl ʻDoubledownʻ Juthans on ʻsabbaticalʻ and an adventure in his Native land of Canada.

All of our team members are Licensed Hawaii Tattooists by the State of Hawaii Department of Heath.  We strive to practice the most up to date and healthiest standards in tattooing.  We also engage elements of the industry in various ways to improve our work in the trade.  Tattoo Adam will be going to get some work done in Japan from the Japanese Tattoo Master, Horiyoshi III.

“You learn each time you get to watch someone practice his artwork.” Adam commented about Horiyoshi and his experience recently.

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Some tips for visitors to Hawaii is to wear sunscreen!  “The sun is the enemy to your tattoos.” Adam remarks.  And you might want to consider getting inked on your last night because youʻre not going to want to go into the water.

“The ocean is home to millions of micro-organisms and your new piece can get infected because the skin is not healed.”

Whatever you choose to do when visiting Oahuʻs South Shore, feel free to stop by and say hello!  Our shop has won Honoluluʻs Best Custom Tattooing Studio for four years in a row, we are home to some of the Best tattoo artists in Hawaii, and Tattoo Adam himself was recently recognized for his service, having been in business for over 20 years.

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Youʻll be in good hands!  Just ask the Dude getting work done above.  Andre/Julio/Jordan, a man of many names found us around this time last year off the web and ended up coming back throughout the year for over 20 different tattoos!

Must be something about that 434 Custom Tattoo

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

 

An Interview with Horiyoshi III

“In the tattoo world everyone knows who Horiyoshi is…”  Andy Burley, Hawaii Tattoo Artist 

Tattoo Adam, Owner and President of our Hawaii Custom Tattoos studio, 434 Tattoo, will be headed to Japan in February for more tattoo work from Japanese Tattoo Artist Horiyoshi III.   Adam has been going to get tattoos from Horiyoshi for many years, having gotten his backpiece and now the front portion of his body tattooed by the tattoo Master.

Check out this video of the man himself talking a little bit about his work and experience in the art while also sharing some views on why Tattoos are misunderstood by the media and in popular culture.

And check back for updates from Adam’s adventures in Japan!

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

Collaborative Tattooing

At our Hawaii Custom Tattoos studio, 434 Tattoo, we like to give awesome service, do great original/custom tattoo work, and strive to achieve new things creatively.  An extended member of the 434 Family, Linda Burley, the wife of Tattoo Artist Andy Burley, will be helping us out in trying something new creatively: a collaboration tattoo.

Tattoo Adam, Owner and President of Custom Tattooing, will be joining Andy in undertaking a collaboration piece on Linda in the coming month.  This will be Andy’s first collaboration and Adam had had this to say about the experiences he has with it:

“I partnered with another artist back in the day, one of us would outline than shade and switch on clients.”

For a peak at the process of collaboration tattooing, check out this video:

 

Stay tuned for pics and images right here.  They plan to work on the piece simultaneously so it will be a first in a way for both!

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

Hawaiiʻs Best Tattoo Shop News

Karl “Doubledown” Juthans left the building where our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor is located, shoot Dude left the island!  You can read about that here and once again we wish you the best on your future endeavors Karl!

Tattoo Adam, owner and President of 434 Tattoo, our Waikiki tattoo studio,  goes back to Japan in February to continue getting worked on by the legendary Japanese Tattoo Artist Horiyoshi III!  Adam’s goal is to get suited this year.  He has been in the game for over 22 years and counting so it’s time to continue.  You can read more about Adam’s last tattoo sessions with Horiyoshi here.

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Did you know that Adam once worked on Mike Tyson?  The former Boxing heavyweight Champ Tyson wanted a White Tiger Tattoo and actually got it done before the first Tyson-Holyfield fight.  Yeah, the fight where he bit the guy…

And finally, did you know that Tiki Tattoo will be closing at the end of February?  Hawaii Tattoo Artist Kazan will be joining our Hawaii Custom tattoos team from there.  Best of luck to the Tiki Ohana and for those of you looking for a tattoo in Waikiki, come on through!  Stop by to meet Kazan in the shop and be sure to check us out online for features of his work.

Thanks for tuning into some news from our Hawaii Tattoo Shop!

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

 

Aloha Karl!!!

Karl ‘Doubledown’ Juthans left the building of 434 Tattoo, our tattoo shop in Waikiki, recently to go and do some work back in his homeland of Canada.  We would like to say Aloha, Mahalo, and Malama Pono (Take Care) as he takes care of business and undertakes a new adventure.  We wish you the best and hope to see you back someday in our Hawaii Tattoo Studio.

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Karl, who served as an apprentice under Tattoo Adam, has been a part of the family for years, getting alot of work from Adam and the team here at 434 Tattoo.  His apprenticeship began a bit after a conversation where Adam shared that two people get tattooed as much as Karl was (alot), at the rate he was (fast), tattoo collectors and Tattoo Artists.

Karl, who also can captain a helicopter, jumped in at the new opportunity and he got the opportunity to do a number of tattoos for people from all around the world.  In the time since his tattoo work began, he even had the chance to do some pieces on previous trips.

In the words of Hawaii Tattooist, Andy Burley, another member of our Hawaii Custom Tattoos Studio: “Bye Karl. Love you! Miss you!”

Karl’s work will remain up on the website for anyone interested in checking it out.

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

The Best in Hawaiian Tattoos

434 Tattoo, our Hawaii Custom Tattoos business located in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been recognized as the Best Honolulu Custom Tattooing Studio for four years and counting!

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Recently Tattoo Adam, shop Owner and Hawaii Tattoo Artist, who is in his 22nd year of tattooing, was also recognized for his years of service and achievements in the Tattoo Industry by the same Consumer Business Review in Honolulu‘s Midweek.

Adam’s style can take care of any type of tattoo idea that you have and he specializes in Asian Tattoos, Polynesian Tattoos, and Hawaii Tattoo Designs.  Getting his start in Milwaukee, having spent time tattooing on the busy Las Vegas strip, and choosing to put roots here in the heavily beaten path of Waikiki, after 22 years Adam can do just about anything.

Check out Adam about to lay a tattoo on a customer after drawing the stencil directly on the canvas without a stencil:

Come on down to our tattoo studio in Waikiki  and come get worked on by Adam or one of our talented team of Hawaii Tattooists, all licensed by the State of Hawaii.  We look forward to inking ya!