Conversation with a Tattoo Artist

Enjoy this new Conversation with a Tattoo Artist video featuring Hawaii Tattoo Artist Tattoo Adam Siehr.  Must-see, by the the end, you’ll know where our tattoo studio in Waikiki is located, hear a cool story about Adam’s adventures, and have a laugh or two.

Enjoy!

 

Aloha!

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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How much does a tattoo cost?

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Tattoo Adam, Owner of 434 Tattoo, was honored here with the name of Horiyume by Japanese Tattoo Legend, Horiyoshi III. Adam has been tattooing for over 20 years and owns this tattoo studio in Waikiki.

Good day, afternoon, &/or evening tattoo enthusiasts from the happy people here at our Waikiki tattoo studio 434 Tattoo!  Let’s get to business, shall we?

Oftentimes, the first question we hear is:

How much does a tattoo cost?

The minimum for a tattoo is $80.  Why is there a minimum you might wonder?

We have a minimum rate for a few reasons. In addition to the time it takes to draw out the design, make any changes you might have in mind, we also set up the machine, get the station ready, clean-up post tattoo, and of course put the tattoo on.  That’s the fun part, doing the tattoo!.

Another question we are often asked is “what is the hourly rate for a tattoo?”  Most times, customers want bigger pieces and we need to look at it by the hour.  The hourly rate for a tattoo is $150.

It might seem as though the tattoo artist is rolling in cash with these figures, but if you factor in building maintenance, supplies, utilities, and everything else, it all adds into what it costs to maintain a Hawaii tattoo studio.

While it isn’t exactly cheap here in Hawaii in general, our rates are on par with other big US cities including Seattle & Los Angeles.  In fact, at many shops all over, you’ll find rates much higher than what we charge.

If you’re feeling torn about spending this much money or more on a tattoo, consider for a moment that many shoes nowadays cost this or more. Consider also that a tattoo will last you for Life while that isn’t the case with most pairs of shoes…

We pride ourself in our work!  Hawaii Tattoo Artist Tattoo Adam Siehr  has been tattooing for over 20 years and continually seeks opportunities to grow as an artist, business owner, and human being.

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Joe & Adam

Tattoo Adam specializes in Custom tattooing, Japanese tattoos, & Hawaiian tattoos at our tattoo parlor in Honolulu.  In addition to the experience we have, 434 Tattoo has been recognized as one of the Best Tattoo Shops in Hawaii for many years.

Your money and time will be well invested with us!  Come on down for a free consultation and let’s get you set-up for your next masterpiece!  While money is a part of this exchange, so is a positive experience so please share any questions and your budget.  We’re happy to set something up that works out well for both sides with an awesome end product!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Where to Get Japanese Dragon Tattoos in Hawaii?

 

 

 

 

Looking for a Japanese Dragon Tattoo in Hawaii?

Well, let the search stop here!  Tattoo Adam Siehr specializes in custom tattooing out of his Waikiki Tattoo Shop 434 Tattoo!

Adam got into tattooing because of a passion for art and has been tattooing for over two decades.  This past year, Adam was honored to receive the special name of Horiyume (“Curving Dream”) from the revered Japanese Tattoo Master Horiyoshi III.

Adam has made so many trips to Japan to get tattooed by and learn from Horiyoshi that we’ve lost count!

Having worked with tattoo machines throughout his whole career, Adam continues to challenge and grow as a tattoo artist and has dedicated a space within our Hawaii Custom Tattoos studio to Tebori, the traditional Japanese tattooing style.

Enjoy these images of Adam’s work on Japanese Dragon Tattoos at various stages of their creation.

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Better yet, stop gawking, and swing by to talk with Adam, yourself!

And if you’re ready to go beyond just talking and get to inking, the first step in getting the Dragon Tattoo of your dreams is to decide on what type of dragon you are interested in. Though Adam specializes in custom Asian styles, he can also do western, mystical dragon tattoos.

So bring your ideas and let’s get that new dragon tattoo on you!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Top 5 Tattoo Stories of the Week

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Tattoo News on a previous edition of the Star-Advertiser’s TGIF

 

It’s been a busy week of ‘interesting’ tattoo news from around the globe and the interwebz!  Here are a few of them for you to take a quick look through and see if you really want to click-through.

Enjoy!

5. Soccer Star Francesco Totti made waves for taking a selfie after scoring his second goal during a game this past week.  A fan loved the image so much, he went out and got a tattoo to memorialize the occasion!

Telling you Tim Cook, that image is your new apple ad campaign, Bro!

4. Rub on tattoo for diabetics may end the need to use a needle.

Will this technology impact the types of tattoos people get in time?

3.  A group is now connecting Breast Cancer Survivors with tattoo artists to create art to cover the scars from surgery.

Shout out to these women for having the courage to transform a painful memory into something beautiful!

2. One more football fan got a tattoo of his team, The Cowboys, trying to predict a Super Bowl victory.  Sweet, right?!?! Well, the Cowboys lost their matchup this past week to the Green Bay Packers and have been eliminated from the playoffs.  This fan is keeping his tattoo anyway.  Let’s hope people learn from it and wait until after the Super Bowl is over before deciding to call their shot like Babe Ruth.  LOL, like that’s ever going to happen.

Here’s to the next batch of sports team championship tattoos coming up this year!

1. Artist taking money to tattoo people’s names on herself.  What the heck?

We checked out her Kickstarter earlier in the day and it had already surpassed its funding goal of $6000 dollars, guess she’s get covered and more!

Well, as you can see it’s been an eventful time in tattoo news.  Come on down and create some newsworthy ink yourself at our custom tattoo shop in Waikiki!

434 Tattoo is staffed by some of the best and most experienced personnel in the State and we are happy to assist in making a beautiful custom tattoo for you!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

The New www.TattooAdam.com Is Live!

Horiyume Tattoo Adam’s new website is live and fresh!

Be sure to check out the new design featuring selections of his artwork, testimonials, and more!

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Of course you can always swing by our tattoo studio in Waikiki to see the man himself!

Our Hawaii tattoo shop is open 7 days a week and Horiyume is available by appointment.  Swing by, set up a consultation and get ink from one of the best tattoo artists in Hawaii!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Rappers and Tattoos

What is it about Rappers and tattoos?

Rick Ross just showed his love for the NBA’s Miami Heat in a face tattoo!  Check out Ross sporting a Heat logo tattoo on his face online at GQ here.

Then there’s Drake, the rapper/singer, from Canada, with roots in Tennessee, who recently got a piece repping Toronto (his third, no read on and see that it’s his second…), where interestingly enough, he was hired by the Toronto Raptors, another NBA team, to consult on their new look and branding.  You can read about Drake and his tattoos here.

I guess when you’ve got more money to throw around, you can do whatever you want with your ink?

Just ask Gucci Mane, who got an Ice Cream cone on his face?

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We know a thing or two about rappers and tattoos as well.  Grammy winning recording artist T-Pain stopped by the shop a few years back and got his famous Like Button Tattoo while visiting Hawaii.

Perhaps the answer to why rappers getting tatted in the way they do lies in the fact it read: ‘You don’t have to Like me’

Whatever the case may be, we like you and we’re ready to get your ink on!  Stop by 434 Tattoo, our tattoo studio in Waikiki, today and check us out!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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