At our Christmas party last week, we had a documentary playing in the background of one of tattoo’s legends… No, not Tattoo Adam, who tattooed Mike Tyson, and has been in the game for almost twenty years. Good guess since Tattoo Adam is the owner and founder of Honolulu tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo.
This blog takes a peak at Sailor Jerry, who sailed the Pacific and ended up settling in Hawaii. The OG of Tattooists, Sailor Jerry had his own Oahu Tattoo shop, located on Smith Street. Here’s another piece of Tattoo history and nostalgia that you may or may not know.
Sailor Jerry, who’s Tattoo Flash is popular to this day and a must in almost every shop, real name was Norm Collins. He is actually buried in the Punchbowl Cemetary, a monument to Veterans here on the island of Oahu. So next time you’re visiting our Waikiki Tattoo shop or the islands, you might want to pop over and pay respects to the the man who influenced a huge amount of tattooing today.
The clip above advertises the Sailor Jerry documentary we caught during the Christmas Party and we just wanted to share our love for a fellow Hawaii Tattoo artist, a Legend, and an inspiration to many of our tattooists and tattoo lovers.
And in case you can’t get enough of Tattoo Adam, we’re working on putting a documentary of him together (check out our Tattoo Videos). Or you can also come down and hook up your own free consultation for a custom tattoo in Hawaii with him.
Not only is it a story from the history of the man, it gets a little personal, begins in Las Vegas, where he tattooed this guy:
Yup, that guy.. and that guy is none other than Hangover movie star and Boxing Legend Mike Tyson. Tattoo Adam inked the former boxing Kingpin’s forearm with a custom tiger tattoo. Little did the world know “Iron Mike” would take a bite outta the crime of low blows in boxing (and Evander’s Holyfield’s ear) a short time later. Note: Tattoos do not lead people to bite others.
In this Hawaiian Tattoo video, here we have one angle of Tattoo Adam demonstrating the proper technique of wrapping a freshly tattoo custom piece using sterile gauze as required by the State of Hawaii Department of Health, which requires that “the entire area is covered with a sterile dressing.”
This tattoo had touch-ups so here you can see how he was sure to place the bandage over each part of the entire area that was touched-up, after cleaning and putting over ointment on the piece.
The videographer in this instance was also the freshly tattooed, another video with a second angle is coming soon!
In this tattoo Video, from 434 TattooMasterpiece Theatre, Tattoo Adam takes a break from his work to talk with us about Asian Tattooing, answering a few questions about what drew him to that specific style, as well as exploring some of the influences that Asian Tattooing and which Tattooists have had an impact on his own development as an artist.
And of course, because people have a fascination about The Yakuza, we talk a little bit about that… or do we? Find out by watching and tuning into our Hawaii tattoo Studio, 434 Tattoo!
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Note: No plastic fingers and t-shirts were hurt in the production of this video…
Right off the cutting room floor, straight out of the editing bay, actually right off of YouTube because we’re all about Guerrilla Tattoo Videos production techniques, we’ve got this video with Hawaii tattoo shop owner, Tattoo Adam, of 434 Tattoo, a Waikiki tattoo Parlor.
“I remember as a kid, seeing an article and then a TV show about Asian Tattoos. The mystique drew me in.” ~ Tattoo Adam
434’s fearless leader is going to talk stories about his experience with Asian Tattoos, their influence on his work, and discuss the meaning behind the tattoos. We’ll also take a look at why they mean so much to people and explore why people are fascinated by groups such as The Yakuza in Japan.
And if you have any questions or want to get tattooed in Hawaii, stop by today for your free consultation. Our tattooistswill be happy to assist you with any of your tattoo needs!
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!
Welcome to 434 Tattoo, our Honolulu Tattoo Parlor, is located in the heart of Waikiki and is not to be confused with Tattoolicious or any of the other tattoo shops in Hawaii. And believe you me, there are many in the 808 State, like 808 Tattoo, for example. Point being if you’re looking for the real custom tattoo in Waikiki or Hawaii, we are the place to be! Just ask T-Pain, Mike Tyson, and other celebrities who’ve been inked by our crew of tattooists.
In this video, we check out the second part of Tattoo Adam putting together a stencil design for a customer.
Our tattoo artists specialize in custom tattooing and can build off your existing idea or pictures or freehand create something for you on the spot. They are also well-versed in Asian Tattoo Styles, Polynesian Tattoos (very popular in Hawaii), and more. Just come on down for your free consultation and let’s get started on your brand new tattoo!
Greetings Tattoolings from 434 Tattoo, your number one destination for a Custom Tattoo or Polynesian Tattoo in Hawaii. Our Waikiki Tattoo Shop is conveniently located in the heart of Honolulu between Oahu’s famed Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Shopping Center and Beach Park.
In this segment of our How to Tattoo Videos, we watch as Tattoo Adam explains a key part that goes into the consultation (all of which are free at our Waikiki Tattoo Studio) and shows us how he comes up with the artwork for the Tattoo Stencil.
Stay tuned to see what the finished product(s) look like and if Tattooist Andy Burley has any other words of wisdom. And if you can’t wait, come on down! We aren’t Tattoolicious. Nor are we 808 Tattoo. They might be all good and well but we are 434 Tattoo, the People’s Choice!
We’ve posted regular video updates of our homie John’s new tattoo, the next step in putting together his arm sleeve together, done by the world famous tattooist, Adam Siehr aka Tattoo Adam. All of the footage is shot in 434 Tattoo, our friendly neighborhood Waikiki Tattoo Shop.
As you can see, Tattoo Adam not only has years of expertise and skill but he still has a blast doing it! And you will have fun too so come on down, our Honolulu Tattoo Parlor is open 7 days a week from 10a-10p. In addition to Adam, our talented team includes Andy Burley, the only person to complete an apprenticeship with Adam, and the Phenom, Marko Livingston.
Here we take you back into the Honolulu Tattoo Shop, 434 Tattoo, and check in on the progress of some tattoo work taking place. Custom tattoo guru, Tattoo Adamis putting some finishing touches on the first part of the session, some kanji, and then will finish it up…
Ready to get some ink? Have any questions? Come on down to our Waikiki Tattoo Shop, and talk stories with any of our talented team. We’re here to serve you!