Specializing in Asian Tattoos

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Tattoo Adam Siehr began tattooing over two decades ago. A lifelong fan of Asian art, in particular Asian Tattoos, he found his calling early on.

“I started my apprenticeship at the age of 17.” shares Siehr.

Over time, Adam has developed a signature custom tattoo style and also practices the ancient traditional form of Japanese tattooing, or tebori.

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Adam’s work has been featured in local, national, and international publications, both online and in print.  He also has a strong base and loyal following.  “Adam’s known for his koi so I got one!” a proud customer exclaims.

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To get your own custom work from Adam, please contact us (listings below).  We’re open every day save for a handful of holidays and serve walk-ins and advance appointments.  434 Tattoo, our tattoo studio in Waikiki, has been voted Honolulu’s Best Custom Tattoos Studio for many years by the Consumer Review and it is our duty to make sure you leave with a big smile and new ink.

Come on down today! 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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Get a Tattoo this Season

Sunset in Honolulu by @menamejmaw
Sunset in Honolulu by @menamejmaw

Summer’s here and if you’ve been keeping up over the year’s, you’ll know that we think you should wear sunscreen to protect your ink AND if you’re thinking about inking, then please contact us to make an appointment. Summer is typically the busiest season in the tattoo world and we want to be sure to take care of you.

Our tattoo shop in Waikiki is open 7 days a week, from 10a – 10p and you can contact us ahead or walk-in to make an appointment.

Walk-ins to get tattooed are welcome with the heads up that you could wait if the schedule is a busy one.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Vice feature on Horiyoshi III & Traditional Japanese Tattooing

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Tattoo Adam practicing traditional Japanese artwork in his space dedicated to tebori.

Head over to Vice.com to check out a feature on the legendary sensei and Japanese Tattoo Master Horiyoshi III.

Our Waikiki Tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo, has a unique connection with the master tattooist.  Owner and Lead Artist Tattoo Adam Siehr has been a long-time student of this great teacher and artist, having visited Yokohama, Japan, on many occasions to learn and get custom tattoos as well.

Horiyoshi III even gave Adam the honor of a custom name, Horiyume (“Curving Dream”) and Adam has begun practicing the Traditional Japanese Tattooing or tebori.

The video is worth anyone’s time who is interested in learning more about tattoo traditions and the legend himself.  For all your other tattoo needs on Oahu, visit our Hawaii tattoo studio 7 days a week! Walk-ins are welcome though appointments are a greatly appreciated.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Mahalo for the Support

As you might know, a child in the 434 Tattoo ohana has been battling to recover from a life-threatening illness.  Thank you to everyone out there who has called, sent well-wishes, gifts, and support our way!  It’s been a slow process but little by little the progress is adding up.

There is still a ways to go but please continue to pray, meditate, and visual positive outcomes so our little Homie can get back to running all around and bringing the ruckus!

Thank you and Aloha.

Summertime & the Living’s Easy

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Summer is fast approaching! Have you gotten the sunscreen to put over your beautiful tattoo you’ve spent all that time and money on?  Are you wanting to get some more ink before the Summer Solstice officially occurs on Sunday June 21, 2015?

Whatever’s tickling your fancy these days, be sure to contact us ahead of time and schedule an appointment.  While walk-ins are welcome, just a friendly reminder that the Summer Season could also be known as Tattoo Season because it is the busiest time for tattoo artists and shops across the world with Honolulu no exception.

So if you’re interested in getting another piece, please call to schedule an appointment with one of our artists at our award-winning tattooists at our Hawaii tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo.

Thank you!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Introducing SkinBook, The Sketchbook for Tattoo Artists

Recently it has been announced that a product called the SkinBook is hitting the market.

What’s being billed as a notebook for tattoo artists features a texture akin to actual human skin, which will allow artists the opportunity to practice their craft without a live participant.

While in theory this concept is cool and could serve to help aspiring artists practice, only time will tell if it catches on and is useful.  Another idea to consider for any out there who think this will beat practicing on live human beings is the live element itself.

For example, artists can be light, medium, heavy handed or any in between (medium-heavy) combination of the three when applying tattoos. Having a person experience that provides feedback, whether voiced or just in subtle body language observation.  A piece of ‘paper’ won’t pass out, tear up, or give actual human response.

Whatever happens, it’s a cool idea and worth sharing though it’s hard to believe this will replace actual tattoo practice and putting in hours with the machine and perfecting one’s technique and artwork.  If you want the real deal, come on down to our Waikiki tattoo studio 434 tattoo because we’ll give you a real tattoo on your real skin, with the real pain that comes with it and all!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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