Best Waikiki Tattoo Shops

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The term best is relative to experience and in this day and age weighed against reviews, word of mouth, online or otherwise.  We like to think we are among the best Waikiki Tattoo Shops because we have all of the above going for us.

Awards? We got em! Our waikiki tattoo studio has received the award from the consumer business review for best custom tattooing studio in Honolulu for 5 years running!

Loyal clients? We have and are so grateful for all of them/you too!  Many of the clients have been with our Founder, Tattoo Adam (Horiyume), since he first came to Honolulu years ago.  The internet might not be quick to recall the days of Sugar Box, the walls going up at Tattoolicious, and history might have faded some of the great memories but Adam’s been tattooing for over two decades and has put in the time to master the craft.  The returning long-time customers speak to that!

Great reviews? We have quite a few of those too.  While we admit there have also been some that didn’t cut our high standards, we take your feedback to heart to improve the customer experience by removing artists who contributed to the negativity and constantly finding ways to make our shop better.

We urge you to read through all that’s out there and figure out what you want to do.  You work hard for you money and so do we.  We want you to be happy so come down and schedule a free consultation.  That’s a great time for us to talk stories about your concept, what you’re looking for, and for you to see if you have a rapport with our team.

If you like it, which so many over the years, well let’s get to inking ya!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Takashi at our Waikiki Tattoo Studio on July 30!

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Tattoo Artist Takashi Matsuba will be working a guest spot at our Waikiki Tattoo Studio 434 Tattoo starting from July 30, 2015!  Takashi exclusively practices Tebori, the traditional form of Japanese tattooing.  In recent years, Tattoo Adam, Owner and President of our Hawaii custom tattoos shop created a space dedicated to tebori tattooing.

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With Takashi coming to Honolulu as a guest artist at our studio along with taking some time at the upcoming Pacific Ink & Art Expo, this is as close to an authentic, traditional Japanese tattoo experience that you can get outside of Japan! Though most of the outlining of the piece is done with a machine, all of the shading is done with in the traditional handpoking style.

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Check out Takashi’s website Runin Tattoo for more samples of his work and to learn more about this exciting artist!  To schedule an appointment, check out the details below.  We located at 434 Ena Rd. and are open 7 days a week, from 10a – 10p.  We offer free consultations & are more than happy to talk stories with you to make this the most amazing experience and an adventure in custom tattooing for you!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Convention Season in Hawaii – The First Annual Hawaii Cannabis Expo

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The First Annual Hawaii Cannabis Expo was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, this past weekend!

Our Waikiki tattoo shop recently had the pleasure of inking one of the State Representatives from New Hampshire, who have been at the forefront of policy making related to Marijuana, in particular in decriminalizing this herbal medicine that has been used by humanity through its history.

Hawaii currently has 13,000 active, registered medical marijuana patients.  With the evolving stance about medical marijuana and dispensaries here in Hawaii, dispensaries are estimated to bring in an additional $5 million in revenue to the State of Hawaii.

Many feel that it’s only a matter of time before this is fully legalized and following in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington, particularly with both States reporting huge windfalls because of the initiative.

Stay tuned for more info on this issue as we watch how it all unfolds!

Aloha and in the meanwhile, come on down and get your ink on with the talented team here!  Led by Tattoo Adam, a 20+ year veteran in the game, we’ll be featuring a special guest tattoo artist Takashi, who will be here for another convention coming up, the Pacific Ink & Art Expo!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

The Pacific Ink & Art Expo!!!

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The Pacific Ink & Art Expo is less than a month away! We’re thrilled to have one of a handful of international artists highlighting the show with us starting from July 30!  Be sure to sign up today and get your work done by Takashi Matsuba before he’s whisked away in the convention madness!

The expo, or Hawaii Tattoo Convention, is one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the world!  Though just a few years old, it has quickly evolved into a popular event and showcases talented tattooists from Hawaii, the US Mainland, and other countries, such as Takashi.

This year’s headliner’s include Freddy Negrete, Lyle Tuttle, Richie Lucero, & more! To see a full list of who’s scheduled to appear, visit this link!  AND don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to see some of the world’s finest artists and get ahead of the game by booking your appointment with Takashi, from July 30 on, by contacting us now!

Our Waikiki tattoo shop is open 7 days a week from 10a – 10p and we’re happy to ink you!  Consultations and touch ups are free so contact us today!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Hawaii Tattoo Convention – Coming this Summer 2015

The 2015 Hawaii Tattoo Convention is right around the corner!

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Tebori tattoo artist Takashi will be going to the Pacific Ink & Art Expo on August 7, 8, & 9, during his time in Hawaii but you can get your work done or started by him from July 30 at our Waikiki tattoo studio!  Check out what his bio for the Expo has to say about his work:

“Although outlines are still done by machine, this method uses a long bamboo stick, called a nomi, with steel needles arranged in rows, singly or stacked and tied at the end. The tip of the nomi is dipped in ink and pressed rapidly into the skin. This creates some of the finest shading and subtle gradations, giving the tattoos a distinct look from typical machine work.”

434 Tattoo will be Takashi’s home in the lead-up to the event and we’re taking appointments for him now!  Contact us today to learn more and to book your slot!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

What time is it? 420!

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Meet Joe.

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Joe stopped by our Waikiki tattoo shop, 434 Tattoo, to get a Polynesian tattoo while visiting Hawaii.  Joe was taking some time off from work to enjoy the sun, sand, & sea here in the beautiful 808 State!

Joe’s work?

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Joe works in politics in New Hampshire!  As a member of the House of Representatives, Joe listened to the input of his community and was a part of making recent history.  That history?

The New Hampshire House of Representatives was the first legislative body in America to vote for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana.

Recently in Hawaii, laws towards marijuana have been evolving as well.  With more progressive thought and movements making waves across America, it’s only a matter of time before this plant, which is medicine for a great number of people, to be legalized here as well.  This is an issue that is sure to be continued but with marriage equality finally making its way to legality in America, perhaps this will be next.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, should you be looking for your next Hawaiian tattoo, look no further!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Where to go for a Waikiki Tattoo Shop

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With so many tattoo shops popping up and located all across the world, it’s easy to wonder where you should you even begin to look for a Waikiki tattoo shop while visiting the island of Oahu!  Let the search end now!

Check us out, we got you!

Our Waikiki tattoo studio is open 7 days a week and you can come on down and get inked by the best in the business here in Hawaii! We have won the award for Honolulu’s Best Custom Tattooing Studio for five years running and our Owner/Lead Artist Tattoo Adam Siehr has over two decades of experience in the business.

If you’re also interested in finding an artist who practices Tebori in Hawaii, look no further!

Adam, also known as Horiyume, a name he was given by Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III, specializes in Japanese tattooing and custom tattoos (pictured above).  In the past few years, Adam converted an area of our tattoo studio in Waikiki to a space to practice Tebori, the traditional form of Japanese tattooing.

We even have Takashi from Japan, by way of Brooklyn, as a Guest Artist starting from July 30.  Takashi only practices tebori and this is a great opportunity for you to experience this sacred tradition.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment.  We offer free consultations and strive to offer great service.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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