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

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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

Guest Tattoo Artist in Waikiki – Book Now!

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Macho, guest tattoo artist from Korea will be joining the ohana here at our Waikiki tattoo studio starting in November! We are very excited for him to be coming out to the islands and being a part of one of Hawaii’s best tattoo shops!

You can start booking your appointments for a slot with Macho by contacting us via email or telephone, both listed below. Walk-ins are of course welcome though there are the following advantages to booking ahead:

  1. Guaranteed time slot – Your scheduled appointment guarantees you will have an appointment with the artist that you want to do the piece for you.  Walk-in runs the risk of the artist not being available, you both not having enough time, or something happened where the shop is not open around the time you walk in.
  2. Advance consultation – We offer free consultations on tattoos to all tattoos but if you book with us, that gives you the opportunity to talk with your artist, factor in any questions you might have, and also do some research.  Oftentimes, an artist will ask for an image for reference so you can print one or share it via smartphone.  The consultation will make the tattoo process much smoother.
  3. For a Guest Artist – Their schedules tend to be a little bit more intense because they have things they need to take care of off-site and the demand for their work is higher because of their limited availability.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to have a truly unique tattoo from one of Korea’s finest tattoo artists!

We’re happy to help you no matter what you want to do so no worries if you can’t schedule an appointment if it’s beyond your control.  It’s fast paced, complicated life these days so we understand.  But if you can schedule, we recommend it so that we can guarantee you we’ll have the time to get you that next amazing piece of ink!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Guest Artist in Hawaii – Macho from Korea

Our Waikiki Tattoo shop has featured guest tattoo artists from around the world over the years and coming soon we have a very special guest, Macho!  Macho joins us from Korean and has been tattooing for over 10 years.

We’re very excited to have Macho join the 434 ohana! Check out these images of his work:

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Starting this November, Macho will be here at 434 Tattoo, our award-winning shop here in Waikiki, which has been recognized as one of Hawaii’s Best tattoo shops for many years running.  Stay tuned for more news about his arrival.

If you’d like to book an advance appointment, contact us at the information below.  We are open 7 days a week, Monday through Friday, from 10a – 10p, and are conveniently located in the Waikiki area on Ena Road.

Come on down!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Hawaii’s Best Tattoo Shop Specializing in Japanese Tattoos

You want a Japanese tattoo?  Look no further.  Our leader Tattoo Adam has over 2 decades of experience and is well-versed in all styles of custom tattoos, in particular Japanese tattoos & Polynesian Hawaiian Tattoos!

Check out this brief tattoo podcast interview featuring Adam, also known as Horiyume, a name he was given by the Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III!

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And if you’re looking to get that next great tattoo illustrating the legends and stories of your life, come on down! Our tattoo shop in Waikiki is open rain or shine, 7 days a week, most holidays, from 10a – 10p.  We offer free consultations and are ready to get your ink on!

See you at our award-winning, 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

Custom Tattoos For Everyone

Tattoos are everywhere!

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David Beckham, Sprint’s new spokesperson

From retired international soccer star David Beckham’s campaign with Sprint to new stories of tattooed celebrities popping up[ every day (seriously, a Google search of Tattoo News and you’ll see mention of Kendall Jenner, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, & Shia LeBouf all sporting new ink this week (8/10-14/2015), tattoos are going mainstream like wildfire!

Open up Instagram and there are constantly photos trending of tattoo conventions, custom tattoo work, tattoo flash sheets & art, as well as new, fresh tattoos all over the feed. Is this a new age of tattoo acceptance?  Or like everything else, is this just a trend where this is what’s popular?
It’s probably a little bit of both. Hopefully, acceptance and tolerance prevails during the next wave for getting inked isn’t so popular.
AND no matter the case, we always practice great tattooing and tolerance of people from all across the board at our Waikiki tattoo studio.  We’re open 7 days a week, rain or shine, though it’s mostly shine in Hawaii, especially this hot ass Summer!  Our team has a diverse background and is led by Tattoo Adam, who has tattooed for over 20 years.
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Tattoo Adam, always honing the craft, shares some study sketches that he carves time to continue his growth
Adam’s worked with some of the best of the years and has helped to grow many aspiring tattoo artists in the time as well.  His clientele ranges from everyday folk to ones sharing headlines with the folks mentioned above.
Whoever you are, we just want you to have an awesome custom tattooing experience at our tattoo shop in Waikiki!
We are 434 Tattoo! Let’s ink ya!

Traditional Tebori in our Waikiki Tattoo Shop

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Collaboration between Tattoo Adam & Takashi

Guest artist, Tebori tattooist Takashi, has arrived and is getting down to business at our Waikiki tattoo shop 434 Tattoo! Takashi has joined us in the lead-up to the 2015 Pacific Ink & Art Expo, also referred to as the Hawaii Tattoo Convention.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get an authentic Japanese tattoo experience outside of Japan.  In recent years, we have developed a tebori space in our Waikiki Tattoo Parlour. This quiet space will allow you to get the most out of your tebori experience so if you’re remotely curious, come on down and check us out.  We’re open 7 days a week, appointments preferred though walk-ins are always welcome, and we offer free consultations.

Japanese tattooing and Japanese tattoo culture are core to our shop.  Though experienced and talented in all forms of tattooing, we have a particular passion and connection to the vein of the artform that stems from Japan.

Early on in his life, our waikiki tattoo studio owner Tattoo Adam was exposed to tattoos & art.  When he saw the Japanese full-body tattoos, a passion developed.  Adam has since been to Japan countless times, experiencing tebori himself from the master Horiyoshi III.

We are located at 434 Ena Road & open from 10a – 10p.  Call us today to arrange a consultation or appointment.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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