Body Modification in Hawaii

Tattoos are a popular form of body modification around the world and are readily accepted in Hawaii and many other cultures.  Hawaiian tattoos have a rich tradition and are a form of Polynesian tattooing that can be found in different variations throughout the Pacific.  

Another form of body modification that is popular though not as common as custom tattoos is scarification.  Scarification involves the cutting, burning, and/or/all of the above etching of words, symbols, and designs into the skin of the wearer.  So how does this involve a Hawaii Custom Tattoo Shop?


434 Tattoo, our Honolulu Tattoo shop specializes in a wide variety of body art tattoo styles but we do stick to tattooing.  What many people interested in scarification do however is come through and ask for there whole arms, legs, or other areas of their bodies to be covered in a solid color of ink by a tattooist.  From there, the scarification is pursued.  Some people even go so far as to get implants inserted underneath their skin.  

Expression and the human body is constantly evolving and while we appreciate and respect the different ways people choose to share their stories, meanings, and value, we’ll be more than happy to put on a tattoo or two.  


The 411 about 434:

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

434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii


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