Transcending Tattoo Stereotypes

Years ago, tattoos were associated with bikers, criminals, drugs, gangsters, whores, sailors, and prison.  About the only ‘foul creature’ not associated with tattoos is the politician but anyway…

In recent years, having a visible tattoo has become more and more acceptable minus the stereotypical beliefs.  With ties, long-sleeved shirts, and suits being traded for business casual to outright casual dress codes as work, more and more employees are assessed and hired on the basis of what they bring to the table, not how they look.

To celebrate a changing of the guard, the Rhode Island Library Association has recently a tattooed librarians calendar and is selling it on its website.  Traditionally thought of as gray haired and proper old ladies, the calendar features 10 women and 2 men ranging in age, sporting tattoos!

In Hawaii, where Polynesian culture and traditions is found everywhere, the views on tattoos are not as harsh as they are in some circles.  More and more of the Hawaii 5-0 or po-po can be seen sporting sleeves of the tattooed variety and many doctors, nurses, lawyers, and people of many professions have visible tattoos.

It is refreshing to see Rhode Island taking such a positive step in celebrating custom tattooing and personal expression.  If you are looking for a place to go to express yourself in custom Hawaiian tattoos, then look no further!  Our Waikiki tattoo studio is adept at bringing your ideas to life.

Led by Tattoo Adam, who has been in the game for over two decades, 434 Tattoo has been recognized as the best Honolulu custom tattoo studio for 4 years and counting!

Come on down and get your free consultation on a brand new tattoo!

The 411 about 434:

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

434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii


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