Japanese Tattoos in Hawaii

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Looking for a Custom Tattoo Artist to do Japanese Tattoos in Hawaii?

Oh #youguessedit!  You is right!

434 Tattoo, our tattoo studio in Waikiki, can take care of any and all of your tattoo needs!  Horiyume Tattoo Adam has over 20 years of experience in the tattoo experience.

Horiyume even practices Tebori, the traditional art of Japanese tattooing. Check out this picture of Horiyume using tebori on an asian backpiece tattoo below:

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If you are looking for an authentic Japanese tattoo experience but don’t know when you’re going to make it to Japan, head on over to our Hawaii Tattoo shop.

We are open every day of the week from 10a in the morning to 10p at night!

Stop by now for your free consultation. Tattoos are by appointment and of course, walk-ins are always welcome!

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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Where to get a backpiece tattoo in Honolulu

Are you interested in getting a back piece tattoo?

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If so, our custom tattoo studio in Hawaii is your destination!

Open from 10a-10p, 7 days a week, 434 Tattoo, has a talented team led by Owner, Horiyume Tattoo Adam.  The custom tattoo artist specializes in custom tattooing and has taken on projects both big and small.

The back piece is quite the undertaking but is rewarding for both the tattooist and the tattoo collector!  The whole canvas, by tradition spans from right below your butt cheeks all the way up above the shoulder blades!  For people who get full body suit tattoos, the pieces can all weave into one giant mural spanning the entire human body!

In general, if you have an idea for your backpiece, take it and talk it over with an artist.  A good tattoo artist understands what will look great on each person’s body and will help you to factor that into the equation.  Backpiece tattoos take time to reach their apex (and even then, there’s always something you can do to a tattoo).

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Tell your artist your budget so that you can create a timeline and schedule that works out well for both of you. It’s going to take more than a few hours to get a great piece on your back.  You’ll also want the tattoo to heal properly between sessions.  While you can expedite it by getting tattooed in sessions that are not as spaced out, the average tattoo heals fully between 2-3 weeks so expect more pain if you go in sooner than that.

Once you’ve got the schedule, you’re ready for your first session…

(to be cont.)

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

A Day in the Life of a Tattoo Artist

What’s it like in a tattoo shop?  I know I had the question myself before I ever even got my first tattoo.  It’s where I myself have found great peace and whole lot more authenticity and honesty than anywhere else.  Here’s but a peak into the Life at our custom tattoo studio in Hawaii with…

Adam Siehr.

Tattoo Adam.

Horiyume.  Names all shared by the same entity.  The name was bestowed upon Tattoo Adam by the legendary Japanese tattoo master, Horiyoshi III.

I walk in to see Horiyume Tattoo Adam on a sunny day in Honolulu, Hawaii.  His tattoo studio in Waikiki, 434 Tattoo, is located in a high traffic street just down from the historic Wailana Coffee House, and the area has known its share of infamy.

“Just up a ways is where the Massie incident took place back in the day.”  Reverend Manny shared with me on one trip here.  Reverend Manny, Zach, Peonu,  Meow are just a sampling of the characters I’ve met since being introduced to the 434 Ohana in 2010.

“It’s important to pay homage to those who came before us.” Horiyume shares.  “If you read some about Sailor Jerry, when it was slow he took notes about what he saw going on in the world around him.”

One story he told was one of surprse at how the prostitutes, who worked the streets near his tattoo shop in Honoluu, made more money than the tattoo artists…

“Bro, when it’s slow now, I go outside it’s the same thing!  You see about 4 dudes per hour head over to Empire.”

The new ‘establishment’ that popped up nearby is just one of the many Honolulu relaxation studios or asian massage parlors in Honolulu.

“They’re making like $1000 an hour!”

From the era of Sailor Jerry to that of modern day tattooists like Horiyume, some things never change.

“The prototypical John is your average looking local dude, wearing an Aloha shirt, no tattoos.  Looks like he works at a bank or who knows, maybe it’s a politician?”  Horiyume shares.

“Sounds like that newly elected Governor.” A customer jokes as she waits to get her custom tattoo.

“Politics.” I sigh.  The stories I could tell about my own experience working in local politics for three years with the Hawaii State Legislature.

“There’s politics and rules in tattooing.” Horiyume has shared with me on but a few occasions.

Politics is in every facet of human experience and unavoidable.  The word, the concept, is just another form of tradition that plays itself out in our daily lives no matter where we find ourselves.

Political bullshit aside, men and women from all walks partake in the sex industry.

It is what it is.

And a day in the Life at our Hawaii tattoo shop, voted Honolulu’s Best Custom Tattooing Studio is anything but dull.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Where to get a Polynesian Tattoo in Waikiki

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Where should I get a Hawaiian Tattoo?  Hawaii, duh!  Just joking but we’re sure people ask the question:

Where to get a Polynesian Tattoo in Waikiki?

We’ve got your answer! How about at our tattoo studio in Waikiki? 434 Tattoo, located at 434 Ena Road, just down from the historic Wailana Coffee House, is open 7 days a week from 10a – 10p.

Our Hawaii tattoo shop is owned by Horiyume Tattoo Adam Siehr, who has tattooed across the globe at conventions and worked extensively here in Honolulu, Las Vegas, and his native Milwaukee.

Horiryume has been working as a tattoo artist for over 2o years(!) and has been an artist his entire life, having also spent time drawing from an early age, and for a long time practiced the art form of graffiti.

Since opening it doors, 434 Tattoo has seen a large variety of clientele frequent the shop.  To this day, old time customers return for more work from around the world, after having gotten their first tattoos while on a trip to Hawaii.

Polynesian tattoos are extremely popular here in Hawaii and Horiyume has practiced them for many years.  If you have an idea or need some help in telling the story through a Hawaiian tattoo, please stop by and talk to us.  In addition to an archive of books showcasing all tattoo disciplines, the wealth of knowledge that our team contains is vast and extensive.

Feel free to make a consultation with us and we’ll meet with you to discuss your ideas, take the time to draw it up, and then the magic happens where we apply the stencil and start your outline and shading.

Polynesian style tattoos can be very intricate so let us know your time and budget and we’ll work with you to create a schedule to get the work on and looking good in a manner that you’re comfortable with.  If a sleeve takes longer than expected (many people think they can get their whole arm done in an hour when it’s more of a process that could be up to six or more hours), don’t fret because the end result is going to be gorgeous and part of that tattoo experience is enjoying the Journey of getting new ink.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Searching for a tattoo shop in Waikiki?

Get your ink on from the best tattoo shop in Hawaii!

Horiyume Tattoo Adam started tattooing over 20 years ago and never looked back!  Along the way, he made it a goal to provide customers with awesome tattoo experiences.  In addition to being an artist, Horiyume loves tattos himself and there is a joy about receiving service from people who love what they do and love their products!

434 Tattoo, our Honolulu Tattoo shop is conveniently located in the heart of this growing city.

Looking for a tattoo parlor near Ala Moana?  That’s us!

Searching for a tattoo shop in Waikiki?  We got ya!

Our location allows you to experience the most Hawaii has to offer from beautiful beaches, great restaurants, fun activities, and get a tattoo that’s a short distance from your hotel and right off the road that will carry you to the airport.

Stop the questioning and get to the inking of your body!  We’re open 7 days a week from 10a-10p and our team would be honored to serve you.  Please schedule an appointment so we can talk with you about what you want to get and help create a most memorable and positive experience that you’ll wear for the rest of your days!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Thinking about getting a tattoo in Hawaii?

When you Google Honolulu Tattoo Shops, there are almost 100,000 search results!  How do you search through 100,000 entries and refine where you should go to get your tattoos in Hawaii?  That’s what we’ll attempt to help you with in this blog from your friendly neighborhood tattoo studio in Waikiki 434 Tattoo!

1. Go into the shop.  Every tattoo parlor in Hawaii  has its own vibe and unique artists.  Here at 434 Tattoo, we’ve won the award for best custom tattooing studio in Honolulu by the local Business Review, and we like to think it’s a combination of our experience (Owner Horiyume Tattoo Adam has over 20 years of experience in the tattoo industry!), professionalism (all of our team is licensed according to the standards set by the Hawaii State Department of Health Regulations), and customer service (Check out our Tattoo Adam on Instagram  to see some pictures and what people are saying about the work!).

2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.  Tattoo Artists are often mistaken as being unapproachable because of societal stigmas against tattoos, but they are more than happy to help you create a design you will love to wear on your body for Life!  At our Hawaii tattoo shop, we offer free consultations, so make an appointment and let’s talk stories!

3. Bring your ideas. There is no such thing as a bad idea but there are bad tattoos.  If you are clear with your ideas, whether through conceptualization or have visuals, share those and your artist is here to help you find an awesome and happy medium that fits your body.  For example.  Say you want to do a back piece but have to do it in stages.  Your artist will advise you what to do, at what time, and how so that while you’re walking around, it looks great every step of the process.

4. Be patient.  Large pieces take time and tattoos are a journey.  In some cultural, tattoos are spiritual medicine.  In others, they mark rights of passage.  Whatever the case, it’s a meaningful practice for the artist and tattoo collector so go with it!

Come on down to our Waikiki Tattoo studio!  We’re here to serve you!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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