Summertime is right around the corner so…

Protect your Hawaii Custom Tattoos!!!  Remember to wear sunscreen and have a little fun while you’re at it:

Call now and schedule your appointments as the summer seasons is a busy one at our Hawaii Tattoo studio 434 Tattoo led by Tattoo Adam and his two decades plus of experience!  Our talented team of Hawaii Tattoo Artists will be happy to help you out in making your tattoo dream come true!

The 411 about 434:

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Hawaii Custom Tattoo After-Care

From time to time, it is important to revisit the proper tattoo after-care here at the official blog for our Waikiki tattoo parlor, 434 Tattoo.  Hawaii Tattoo Artist Andy Burley had quite the story of his own to recount that he heard from a customer and what she was advised to do in taking care of her new tattoos… but we’ll save that for the end.

The Tattooist will normally wrap your new piece with a bandage to protect the fresh wound while it is fresh.  S/he will clean it up, wipe it down and wrap it up because it may still be bleeding.  You are advised to keep the bandage on for at least an hour, no more than two hours, and after that, never wear or cover the tattoo with another bandage while it is healing.

The next step involves cleaning your tattoo on your own.  It is suggested to use Dial, Dove, or even unscented liquid soap.  While you can use scented soap, the artificial ingredients can cause irritation, which is why unscented soaps are recommended.  Using warm to hot water also can help in making it feel better, particularly for long sessions.

After you wash your piece, pat it dry with a paper towel or clean towel.  “Take care of it, baby it.”  Tattoo Adam, Owner of our Hawaii Custom Tattoos Shop has often remarked.  If you take care of your piece, it will not get infected, will heal properly, and look great after.  Once the piece is healed, be sure to put sunscreen on it when going out in the sun because the sun can and will make the color in your tattoo fade.  Note: You are also advised to stay out of the ocean and pools for at least two weeks while the skin heals.

“If you take care of it, it will look like new for Life.”

One thing you probably don’t want to do or try at your own risk is to use Listerine.

“I had a customer who came to me for the first time and when I asked if her she knew how to take care of it, she replied, ‘Yeah I know, go in the shower and pour Listerine on it.’ to which I said, Ouch, how does that feel?”  Andy shared recently.  The woman had gone to the same tattoo artist her whole Life until getting the piece from Andy and that artist told her to put Listerine.

Well, Listerine does kill some sort of bacteria…

We aren’t dentists and won’t prescribe that but we do specialize and are licensed to do tattoos so come on down to our venue of Hawaii Custom Tattoos if that’s what you are in the mood for.  We’d love to ink ya!

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Wednesday in the World of Tattoos

Welcome to the first Wednesday of 2013 and the last Wednesday 2/06/13 ever!

Itʻs been a strange year you could say for those of us at our Waikiki Tattoo Studio, 434 Tattoo.  That being said, we keep on, keepinʻ on, and strive to give you the best in Hawaii Custom Tattoos!  Our team, led by Tattoo Adam, take on any and all types of styles and have worked on clientele from around the world.

Tattoo Adam is currently in Japan getting his own tattoo work done.  If you have been following along, youʻll know that the legendary Japanese Tattoo Artist Horiyoshi III is working on these pieces.  Stay tuned for more on Adamʻs updates from Japan.  For a sneak peak, check out this pic:

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Yup, itʻs freezing!

February ise an exciting month for us as Adam will be returning, Kazan from Tiki Tattoo will be joining the team, and Adam and Andy will be working on a collaboration tattoo piece for Linda Burley, Andyʻs wife, who just so happens to be learning about the tattoo trade from Andy herself.

So if youʻre in the mood for ink, want to be helped by the best, and are hungry to learn and experience more in the world of tattooing, keep reading and come on down.  We got ya!

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Tattoos in Hawaii News

Our tattoo studio in Honolulu, is not a stranger to the news.

Led by Owner, Tattoo Adam, and the coverage he received while working as a tattoo artist in Las Vegas, doing custom tattooing for the likes of Mike Tyson, among many, we have been mentioned and featured in the news from time to time.  When you are the defending Best Customing Tattooing Studio in Honolulu for three years and counting, you find your way into the headlines.

While perusing Facebook recently, we saw that Marko Livingston was once again photographed for Honolulu Street Pulse.  But little did we know we would find these pearls…

Here we have tattooist, Andy Burley, striking a pose as Tattoo Adam and Marko do what we at 434 Tattoo do best in the background of our tattoo Parlor in Honolulu, located at 434 Ena Rd.

And here we have Mr. Burley reading your mind so that you get the best Tattoo  in Hawaii possible!  So come on down for your free consultation, get your mind read, and get inked by the best in Honolulu!

These pictures and the credit for the photos go to Honolulu Photographer Tony Grillo (Markoʻs Uncle) and the photos are from his Facebook.

Hawaii Tattoo Updates / Tattoo Deals, Stories, & More!

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Andy’s A Bad Ass

Andy may get a good ribbing every now and again from the guys at our Waikiki Tattoo studio, but make no mistake, the soft-spoken, friendly cat from Cali is a bad-ass! Not because he owns a motorcycle though that is pretty cool… And not because he is a member of a Motorcycle Club, Brethren’s Creed, which some would say is really cool as well…

Andy’s bad because he is getting his roll on!

Not like raver roll, we’re talking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rolling and grappling. Andy ‘may or may not’ have lived the lifestyle of an MMA fighter and coach back in the day in California. I write may or may not because see ‘soft-spoken’ above and well he doesn’t go around telling people about it. It just comes up, especially when he’s on the mat!

“I don’t like to talk about it.” Andy.

Despite his prowess on the mat and in the cage, he was bested though recently here at 434 Tattoo in Verbal Jiu-Jitsu when a homeless man asked if Andy could see him…

Oh the crazies!

In Other News…

Marko’s finishing up the tag he has been working on for a new Food Truck coming to a street corner or two near you! Stay tuned and we’ll be sure to let you know when this ‘Food Joint’ is up and running. But you’ll probably see it based on the awesome designs by Marko.

Tattoo Adam is back, live, and direct busting out the finest in custom tattoos and busy since his trip to the Philippines. A cool sidenote, Horioshi III, legendary Japanese tattooist, who Adam’s back piece is by, is featured in the newest issue of Hawaii’s 808 Ink Magazine on stands in Barnes and Nobles for sure and some other fine establishments selling such publications. Go out and learn about the Legend!

With that, keep on, keepin’ on and stay tuned for the best in Hawaii Tattoo Deals and Discounts.

The sun sets on another month here in Hawaii and in the blink of an eye it is June and we are going to be deep in the year, like halfway over!  Despite that, the show must go on at our Waikiki tattoo parlor.

First up, Owner and President of 434 Tattoo, our award-winning custom tattooing shop, Tattoo Adam, is back in the building.  The President took his family for a respite in the Philippines for the better part of May but now he is back for the Summer Rush that we have been experiencing!

Please note that this Summer, in addition to our Custom Tattoos, 434 Couture, we are also offering a severed fingers special (Joke Alert!) to go with all our other amazing Hawaii Deals and Discounts.

Hawaii Tattooist Marko Livingston is hitting the ink hard in addition to some other artistic endeavors that he has going on.  Be sure to stop by and talk to him about all his work, he has a little something going on for everyone.

Andy Burley, another Tattoo Artist on our team, is a man of few words so he lets his crazy designs do the talking.  Come on down and get your Zombie on with the man!

Doubledown is working hard to finish up his apprenticeship and his style is growing by the day!  Needless to say, there is a little of something for everyone here at our Honolulu Tattoo studio.  So chickity check yourself, before you wreck yourself and come roll with the Good Guys here at 434.

And by the way, We Love you This Much!

Hawaii Tattoo Weekly: Home Alone

Tattoo Adam has left the building!  Was this his last Custom Tattoo forever?

Who knows how long he’ll be gone or if he’ll come back from the jungles of the Philippines…  What does it mean for our Tattoo Artists at our Waikiki tattoo shop, who are at Home Alone!

Marko’s Mark

Hawaii Tattoo Artist Marko Livingston has a number of items for sale online here on Etsy, including handcrafted pieces made from Top Secret bone found where only he knows…

Be sure to check out the page and be on the lookout for new things including: t-shirts, stickers, cell phone cases, skateboards, and more!

If you want to see Marko’s other artwork up close and personal, find him here at 434 Tattoo, online, or who knows, maybe he’s next to go to the Jungle!!!

Doubledown’s Corner

Doubledown has been tearing it up, the first day Adam was gone, he did 8 tattoos!  “I got the feeling of my hands being really sore, tight, after a full day of tattooing, it was awesome!”  He shared, the experience of growing as an apprentice Tattooist still exciting for him.

He has also been hard at work developing new Tattoo Flash, some of which you will soon see on a skateboard in in our Honolulu Tattoo shop soon.

Andy’s Ride

Andy’s been tearing it up Easy Rider style on the Harley while also getting back on the mat.  In another life, he may have been a professional Fighter.  You’ll have to ask him in person if he really used to train because he’d choke me out or arm bar me or roundhouse kick me if I were to say that in fact he did no such thing.  So I’m only implying…

In Closing…

Stay tuned for more happenings, updates, more, and if anything to see how the show goes on without the Captain at the helm!  We are open from 10a-10p, 7 days a week, rain, shine, floods, hail, and tornados (all of which we’ve had in Hawaii in the last year)!

On Behalf of the team, we miss this guy:

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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