Traditional Japanese Tattoos in Hawaii

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Japanese tattooing is very near and dear to our hearts here at 434 Tattoo, our Waikiki custom tattoo shop.

A few years ago, Tattoo Adam was recognized by the legendary Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III with the name Horiyume, which recognized Adam’s commitment to the art, his years of service, and dedication to improve.  One ways that Horiyume does that is by practicing the artform, in multiple fashions.

“Sensei (Horiyoshi III) will practice painting every day to continue working on the art.” Horiyume comments.

If you are interested in getting a traditional Japanese style tattoo in Hawaii, we have multiple options available through Horiyume for you.  The experience of getting a traditional Japanese tebori tattoo is but one of example how Horiyume can provides custom Japanese tattoo artwork for clients.

“It’s a bit more relaxing, almost like a massage.” One client remarked in reference to his experience with Tebori.

The sacred connection between tattooing is often lost in today’s popular culture but the roots of our traditions hold value to the holistic being whether they can be seen or not.

Check out this video by Vice to learn more about the sacred art of Japanese tattooing and come on down to get your own sacred ink on!

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In progress – a vivid custom tattoo by Horiyume

Check out this new report online about what makes up the ink that is tattooed on people to create the permanent tattoo that many people wear.

“When I began, I learned the old school way of mixing your own inks.” Tattoo Adam (Horiyume), proud owner of our Waikiki tattoo shop shares.

Believe it or not, back in the day, people had to mix their own inks, knowing exactly what went into each color, in the exact quantity, and safely.  Horiyume was trained in this fashion so that he knew the history and culture of tattooing.

“You gotta know & respect your roots.” he adds.

Times have changed and it seems like a new company offering ink, pops up every month, trying to sell something special.  While many companies are reputable, buyer beware because sometimes, some companies don’t do it right or include an ingredient known to have bad side effects ranging from an ugly tattoo to infection that can really do harm to a person’s overall health.

Here at 434 Tattoo, one of the best tattoo shops in Hawaii, we only use products that are safe, legal, and in accordance to the rules and regulations of the State of Hawaii Department of Health.  Our team is trained in all the proper protocol to administer tattoos in a healthy fashion and each tattoo artist who walks through our doors to work is licensed by the Department of Health.

“It’s important to me that all of our customers have a great experience here.” Adam adds.  “We want this to be one of the happiest places they visit as they created this lasting memory.”

Create a happy memory for yourself here at our Waikiki tattoo studio knowing that your in the hands of licensed and trained professionals! We’re open 7 days a week, rain or mostly shine, from 10a – 10p.

Looking forward 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

 

Presidential Tattoos

It’s that time of an election year where people get crazy…

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What is it about football and presidential elections that pushes people over the edge to get a tattoo of their favorite candidate? Click the link to see a whole slew of 2016 Presidential Candidate tattoos and if you’re interested one yourself, come check us out at our Waikiki Tattoo studio.

434 Tattoo is one of Hawaii’s best tattoo shops and we are open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p! We’re more than happy to help you with something like this, we won’t judge you, and hope you’ll have some even more awesome and crazy ideas.  See ya soon!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Tattoo Specialists in Hawaii

Japanese Tattoo by Tattoo Adam Horiyume

A great influences over Tattoo Adam (Horiyume) and his work is Asian Tattoos. Having received tattoos and insight from the legendary Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III. The result of his passion and interest in this distinct style of the art form has led to refining his own original custom tattooing vision.

“The best part of tattooing is when the client walks away stoked with something original and truly custom, that is unique to that person.” Adam shares.

Part of the unique experience in getting an original Asian tattoo, is the story and meaning behind it.  The placement, the direction, the piece itself contribute to the story being told with tattoo, and it is important because the tattooist can be director that brings that vision to life.

“Often I’ll see it when I look at the blank canvas of the skin.” He continues.

To see some of those stories and more of Horiyume’s work, check him out on Instagram (@horiyume_tattooadam).  To schedule an appointment, check out our contact info below. We are open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p and are here to help that vision come to life at 434 Tattoo, our Waikiki tattoo studio!

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 a Polynesia Tattoo Sleeve in Hawaii

Polynesian Tattoo by Tattoo Adam Horiyume

Are you ready to get started on the Polynesian Tattoo you’ve been dying for?  Coming to Hawaii and really want a Hawaiian Tattoo?

Shoot, chuck it and just go all out for a sleeve!

Need convincing? Check out this polynesian tattoo sleeve by Tattoo Adam (Horiyume). A client came all the way from the East Coast of the US to Hawaii to get it worked on while he was visiting Honolulu. Over a few sessions here at our Honolulu tattoo studio, he walked away with this meaningful piece of art that will allow him to take some of Hawaii with him wherever he walks in life!

Tattoos have great significance to the collector and their historical relationship to culture of origin add another layer of depth to that meaning.  At 434 Tattoo, our tattoo shop in Waikiki, a sub-district within the Honolulu city proper, we strive to add meaning through the whole process.  From guiding a client along each step to using our two decades plus of experience to give counsel, we aim to make this tattoo experience monumental for you!

To schedule a free consultation, stop on by or call.  To lock in your date, talk to the artist you’ll be working with and leave a small deposit (which goes towards the total cost your tattoo), we’ll put you in the books.

Come on by! We’re open 7 days a week, rain or shine (mostly shine in Hawaii, and we are conveniently located at 434 Ena Road!

See ya soon!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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