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!


434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii


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