Star Wars, Tattoos, & Apprentices

The world, particularly the internet, has been a buzz with the new Star Wars movie that is coming out on Dec. 18.  Seems like every day there’s some new piece of news, seconds of footage, & more that has audiences hungering for the Force to be with them. Wonder if there will be an influx of people with new Star Wars tattoos?

Something about Masters, Jedi & Sith alike, and their apprentices, eh?

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Speaking of apprenticeships, Horiyume Tattoo Adam has had a number of people aspire to apprentice and become tattoo artists but only a handful have ‘graduated’ and become full-fledged tattootists.  It’s a tough process that requires hard work, dedication, artistic interest, & talent.

“I was brought up in the old school tattooing world so I teach that along with the current methods.” Adam shares.

Meet Tiff Domingo. A Kauai native by way of Oregon & Pennsylvania, with stops across the continental US along the way, Tiff’s been with our Waikiki Tattoo Shop ohana since August of this past year and got licensed with the state in July of this year.

Tiff has been working hard to make it in her apprenticeship and is currently on the journey.  Pictured above, you’ll find Tiff undertaking one her apprenticeship tests: putting a tattoo on herself under the watchful eye of Horiyume.

Tiff likes & aspires to create new traditional pieces, sacred geometry tattoos, 3-D biomech tattoos, and portrait tattoos. She is currently working on developing her flash in addition to her duties at the shop.  To follow Tiff’s progress and see some of her art, check out her Instagram @tiffany024.

We are pulling for Tiff to rise up in the ranks of tattooing.  Under the guidance of Adam’s two plus decades in the tattoo industry, the sky could be the limit.

For any tattoo questions or needs, contact us at our Waikiki tattoo shop, one of Hawaii’s best tattoo shops, 434 Tattoo!

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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Guest Artist – Macho

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get worked on by Korean Tattoo Artist Macho!  It’s been a blast to have him with the crew and his work is on point.

Macho has some dope tattoo designs available for someone looking to pick something premade and ready to go at our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor 434 Tattoo.

You can preview the styles below but there’s nothing like seeing it in person!

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We are open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p, rain or shine.  Come on down and let’s get to work on your next great tattoo! And stay tuned for more news on the return of Takashi to our Waikiki tattoo studio!

Takashi specializes in tebori, the traditional Japanese style of tattooing, and was with us earlier this year and for the Tattoo expo.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Best Hawaii Tattoo Shops for Japanese Tattoo

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Japanese tattoos have long held allure to those of us living in Western civilization.

From association with the honorably, strong Samurai Warriors of the past to the powerful Yakuza figures of more recent years, Japanese culture signifies much to people from all walks of life.  Add in the depth and meanings behind the symbols of Japanese tattoos and you have a truly unique artform that transcends time.

With all that going for Japanese tattoo styles, it’s no small wonder why they are so popular!

Over the years, Tattoo Adam, our Owner & Lead Artist of our Waikiki tattoo shop, 434 Tattoo, has seen it all.  In his two plus decades of tattooing he has also evolved and cultivated his own, unique custom tattoo style that is heavily influenced by traditional Japanese artwork.

Adam was recently honored by the revered Japanese Tattoo Master Horiyoshi III when he was named Horiyume by the legend.  It was a symbol of the time, study, & hard work that Adam put into the craft. Around the same time, Adam began to take his practice of the traditional tattoo methods further by taking up tebori, Traditional Japanese Tattooing.

So if you’re looking for a truly original and authentic Japanese tattoo experience in Hawaii, stop by our tattoo studio in Waikiki!  Ask for Horiyume and prepare to get your suit on!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

New Japanese Tattoo Styles – The Emoji Tattoo

Need a tattoo idea?

Oftentimes, people just want to get a tattoo to commemorate a time in their life or a trip to the islands when they stop by 434 Tattoo, our tattoo shop in Waikiki.  So they don’t really have a set idea in place.  While it’s always a good practice to have an idea before coming down, but fear not!  Our licensed professionals are more than willing to help folks figure out their next piece.

Our shop is one of the best Hawaii tattoo shops and we’ve gotten there because we help our customers with all sorts of questions.  So if you need an idea and are looking for something that’s in tune with popular culture today, consider the newest Japanese tattoo:

an Emoji Tattoo.

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The poop emoji tattoo isn’t one we’d recommend off the bat, to each her/his own though, we won’t judge you, but it is one of the more popular emojis out there.  There are a ton of other popular emojis to consider as well.

Celebrities, most notably Drake, who seems to have embodied the Midas Touch, debuted a praying emoji tattoo earlier this year.  People all around the globe have also been quick to be a part of this new tattoo trend.

Emojis humble roots trace back to Japan, where the original meaning of the word was pictograph.  As their popularity grew, it has evolved to mean and represent picture characters, that are all over (aka invaded) pop culture, text messages, and a growing number of people’s bodies.

The beauty of this type of tattoo is that you can go as big, or small, as you like, and not stray from the intent of the emoji.  For an extensive look at emoji tattoos, check out this link.

So if you’re ready to get emoji with a custom tattoo or say F*ck your emoji and want a huge massive traditional Japanese tattoo piece, we got your ink needs covered!  Our Waikiki Tattoo shop is open 7 days a week from 10a – 10p.

Swing on by!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Best Asian Tattoos in Hawaii

Are you looking for a phenomenal Asian tattoo design?  Want a talented Hawaii tattoo Artist to do it for you without going to the Far East yourself?

Why not stop by and get a free consultation here at 434 Tattoo, one of Hawaii’s Best Tattoo parlors!  Our team can do any type of tattoo out there from Hawaiian tattoos to Polynesian tattoo designs, to old school and new school tattoos, and more! We do however specialize in Japanese style Asian tattoos and original, custom tattoos.

Right now, you can even get an original piece from Korean tattoo artist Macho!  In the past we have also hosted other guest artists from around the world including Japanese tattoo artist Takashi, who was here earlier this year in the lead-up to to the Hawaii tattoo convention.

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Owned and operated by Tattoo Adam, aka Horiyume, over the past 8 years, our Waikiki Tattoo Studio has tattooed people from across the world, and all walks of life.  In another life back in Nevada, Adam even did one of Mike Tyson’s tattoos! Adam’s leadership and expertise is the result of a commitment to grow as an artist each year over the course of the two plus decades that he has been in the tattoo business.

Should you wish to schedule an appointment, we are open from 10:00am to 10:00pm, rain or shine (mostly shine here in Hawaii, it’ll take a hurricane for the rain to take over!), and our Waikiki tattoo shop is conveniently located on the historic Ena Road in Waikiki, on the cusp of Ala Moana.

So come on down and let’s get to inking you!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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