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 Waikikiis located, hear a cool story about Adam’s adventures, and have a laugh or two.
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.
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!
Enjoy these images of Adam’s work on Japanese Dragon Tattoos at various stages of their creation.
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!
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?
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!