Hawaii Tattoo: 434 Tattoo, A Year in Review

Another year is winding down at our Waikiki tattoo parlour, 434 Tattoo, and while Lil Wayne or Wiz Khalifa skipped out at our offers to tattoo them, we still had a monumental year since starting this humble online publication but a blink of a year ago (flashback to our first ever post).

In January, we got off to a famous start as Marko inked Grammy Award winning Rap Superstar T-Pain!  T-Pain got the real pain and Marko sketched and did a small piece for him while he was on the island.  And T-, if you want some more pain, Marko’s got you on the Tattoo removal:

Just joking and onto February, Tattoo Adam inked this custom lion tattoo, a sequel to the first piece you’ll see soon enough:

As the Ides of March rolled in, we remembered the Waikiki Tattoo shop, Hart and Huntington, who saw their doors closed.  We wonder who was surprised by the short tenure of the corporate tattoo shop?  In Hawaii, where our Oahu tattoo parlor is located, they say that the rain is a blessing, while April showered, we were showered with a visit from tattooist, Ariano Delano.

May was a big month for us.  Tattoo Adam took off on an adventure in the Philippines, and JMAW, joined the 434 Tattoo Ohana as Blogger/Content Editor.  Here’s his first piece with us:

Oh, wait, meant to put his first written piece, that’s the first custom tattoo he ever had from Tattoo Adam.  June saw our team member, tattoo artist Andy Burley get married by Minister Adam (he wears many hats) and our shop g0t featured in the new island publication, 808 Ink Magazine.  They might have some typos but you can’t mistake the custom ink coutesy of Tattoo Adam.

In July, we had a few laughs courtesy of a cheerleader with some attitude, and were visited by another celebrity as fashion and jewelry designer of Rock’n’Roll Couture, Amal Guessous, stopped by.

August came on down and we explored the world of facial tattoos, polynesian tattoo style and in September, the fun didn’t stop as we started to take you behind the scenes with our Tattoo videos.  Adam and Marko took ‘Center Stage’ and were featured in an Art Show.  We even did a public service announcement about tattoos.

As we entered Fall, October saw us drop a little 411 about the history of the tattoo laws in Hawaii, and we also held our first ever Military Appreciation Month in November.  November was a huge month in general as Hawaii was the site of APEC 2011 and our deals didn’t stop as we offered more appreciation deals to the agencies to come in and get some ink done. What else you ask? Well, Adam and Arlita’s son, Andrew celebrated his first birthday!!!  And we broke into the Google Top Ten in a category which eluded us for some time.  That Google…

Marko even cut a commercial for us!

And that pretty much brings you up to date to December.  It’s been a crazy year and from our crazy (in a good way) crew to yours, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.  We’re looking forward to putting a piece of beauty on you soon.

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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APEC Aftermath: Back to Tattoos in Honolulu

It’s still too early to tell whether or not the presence of APEC in Honolulu was a boon or a bust.  Many local businesses outside of Waikiki did not see much of a difference in their clientele base.  But now that APEC is in the rear view mirror, we can get back to business!!!

At 434 Tattoo,  our Waikiki Tattoo Studio, we specialize in the custom tattoo.  Our tattooists can do just about any tattoo out there (although there are some places an artist won’t go…) from thousands of Tattoo Flash designs to choose along the walls to putting together a custom piece based on an idea, picture or theme you have.

There are alot of Tattoo Parlors in Hawaii so why should you chose 434 Tattoo and not Tattoolicious, 808 Tattoo, or Koi Tattoo?  Shop owner Tattoo Adam is world famous, having been in the industry for two decades and has tattooed people from all walks of life including “Iron” Mike Tyson Marko Livingston also has tattooed celebrities including Grammy Award Winner T-Pain and is an accomplished graffiti artist in addition to being a tattooist.  The “youngest” member of our crew, Andy Burley, has earned the prestigious accomplishment of being the only person to ever complete an apprenticeship with Adam, and his book is growing by leaps and bounds.

“I was brought up in the old school way of tattooing.”  ~Tattoo Adam

All that aside, we love tattooing and we strive to share our love for what we do during the entire experience.  Our Waikiki tattoo shop is clean following the Hawaii Department of Health Protocol, we are all licensed by the State of Hawaii to tattoo, and use the most up to date techniques to sterilize our shop and equipment.

Our Honolulu Tattoo parlor is not only award winning but fun!  Come on down for your free consultation, let your Inner Child run around, and get some work with the pros at 434 Tattoo.  If you’re in the military, be sure to take sure of our Military Appreciation Special, going on during the month of November.  Ask our staff for more details.

Thanks for reading!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Tattoo Videos Starring Marko

Greetings from 434 Tattoo, your friendly Waikiki neighborhood Hawaii Tattoo Shop!!!  Check out this commercial starring custom tattoo artist Marko Livingston:

This customer took the inking without flinching so come on down to the professionals at 434 Tattoo found on 434 Ena Road, where our Honolulu Tattoo Shop is open 7 days a week starting at 10a to 10p but we take you until we’re done!

We specialize in the custom tattoo and our tattooists can do anything from some Tattoo Flash on the walls, to an idea you have, to Asian Tattoo Ideas, Polynesian Tattoos, and Hawaiian Custom Tattoo Designs.  We have tattooed people from all walks of life from around the world.  You could be next!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Interesting Tattoo Story

Earlier this week, an older gentlemen stopped in to get a tattoo.  Little did we know…

“He asked me to put a tattoo on his forehead…”  ~ Marko

As we reported previously in discussing Hawaii Tattoo Laws, Facial Tattoos weren’t always so easy to get and people needed a Doctor’s Note for such a thing (and one for Hand Tattoos as well).  In the past, we also discussed some of the challenges people can face when getting a face tattoo, but at this stage in the game, we’re guessing he’s not so worried about that.  (Note: Marko did not tattoo the guy.  “He asked for four letters on his forehead. I didn’t ask which letters…” ~Marko  “Rule of thumb amongst tattoo artists is to not tattoo someone’s neck, face or hands if there are no visible tattoos.”  ~Tattoo Adam)

We are 434 Tattoo and we Tattoo.  Come on down to our Hawaii Tattoo Parlor and take part in the festivities (we’ll custom tattoo you even if you’re not in the market for inking your face).  We are open every day from 10a-10p and if you catch us in November, right in time for Hawaii Veterans Day 2011, you can join us for Military Appreciation Month.  In honor of the ladies and gentlemen of our Armed Forces, we are offering 25% a session for military personnel.  Our shop is conveniently located near the military Hale Koa Hotel and feel free to stop on by for a free consultation.

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287