Hawaii Tattoo Features: Calling All Backpieces!

Last year, Tattoo Adam focused on his first year of being a Dad and his goal of Fatherhood will continue throughout life.

Tattoo Adam is driven here in 2012 and he has set an additional goal: to do as many custom backpiece tattoos as possible here in the Chinese Year of the Dragon.  So if you’ve been looking to go big or go home and you’re interested in getting worked on by the best in the business, look no further than 434 Tattoo, our Honolulu Custom Tattoo Shop located in the heart of Waikiki.

One of our tattooists, Andy Burley, supports this goal so much, he underwent the tattoo machine and got worked on by Tattoo Adam himself.  His choice: a Tibetan Skull tattoo design.  Tibetan Skulls are symbolic in Buddhism to non-attachment to the physical body and also to illustrate the changing and temporary nature of life.

Wonder what Andy was releasing?  Maybe he’ll tell you during a tattoo session as well. His goal of growing in the journey of a tattooist is another good one for our team and who knows what types of changes await our Brother and 434 Ohana Member.

Whatever the tattoo desired, whatever your goal, nothing beats the goal of taking care and connecting with family. So come join our family and get that big piece or any other piece you can imagine done with our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor!

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 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

Hawaii Tattoo Studio

Are you interesting in getting a New tattoo in Honolulu? Do you want to know where to go to cover-up an Existing tattoo while on your vacation in Waikiki? Or perhaps, you are interested in getting a souvenir tattoo while in Hawaii?

Whatever your story is, why not stop by our Hawaii Tattoo Studio, 434 Tattoo.  Our team of talents tattooists has a combined thirty years of experience in the tattoo Industry, with Tattoo shop Owner Tattoo Adam, leading the charge with nearly two decades of experience.

Our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor is conveniently located in the heart of Honolulu, near the military Hale Koa hotel, the famous Ala Moana Shopping Center and Waikiki Beach.  We are open seven days a week from 10a to 10p, take customers by appointment and walk-ins are always welcome.  All of our consultations are free and you do not pay until we put the ink on you. Feel free to come on down or contact us to schedule an appointment or if you have questions.

Our award winning Hawaii tattoo parlour is the place to get tattooed on the island and we’ll be happy to help!

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

How to Tattoo Video Series: Consultations and Stencils

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!

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

 

Art Imitates Life

Waikiki Tattoo Shop, Hawaii’s own 434 Tattoo, will be on display and featured later this month on September 23 and 24, at the Center Stage Art Show.  Paintings from our tattooists and other talented artists will be for sale and on display!

So if you love our art but don’t want to wear it, then come on down and pick up a custom piece by a tattooist that you can take home. We also have some work up in the shop located at 434 Ena Road if you just can’t wait!  And of course we are always available for free consultations and to set up appointments to get to work on your first, next, BEST custom tattoo

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

 

Tales from the Tattoo Parlor

Remember that show that got its cue from the comic, Tales from the Crypt?  Cue: Evil laughter but not tacky like muahaha from that guy The Crypt Keeper.

Well, Tattoo Adam has many a tale or two from his two plus decades as a custom tattoo artist in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, and his travels all over the world.  I wonder what an episode of Tales from the Tattoo Parlor show would be like…

INT. Tattoo Keeper’s Study – NIGHT

TATTOO KEEPER:  Greetings Tattoolings! Here’s another fabulous Tale from the Tattoo Parlor.  (EVIL LAUGHTER).  This time we visit Tattoo Adam at his Waikiki Tattoo Parlor… in the middle of doing a custom tattoo!!! (More EVIL LAUGHTER)

Cut To:

INT. 434 Tattoo – MORNING

Tattoo Adam is working on a custom arm sleeve for a customer.  Tattooist Andy Burley is getting his equipment set up to work on another customer.  All is well or as the UFC President Dana White says, “business as usual” in the tattoo crypt, or is it…

TATTOO ADAM:  “I’ve got a story for you.  One day, I’m working and this big dude comes in and he’s got on a fat chain.  You can tell he had money.  Well, he wants a tattoo from me.  So we hook it up and as soon as the needle hit his skin, this smell, like you could tell that he’d been on drugs for years, just wreaked out of him.”

CUSTOMER ONE: That happens?

ANDY:  Dude, I can tell when people drink, not like one or two drinks but seriously, it comes out of their body…

TATTOO ADAM: So this was back in Milwaukee right.  Well the same dude tracks me down while I’m tattooing out of Vegas, right, and wants to get another tattoo.  Of course I remember him, how could I forget him after that first time?  So I tattoo him again and sure thing, same smell…

CUSTOMER TWO: You gotta watch Cocaine Cowboys, that’ll trip you out.

Fade Out:

INT Tattoo Keeper’s Study NIGHT

TATTOO KEEPER:  Tattoos.  Drugs.  Smells?  You think  the next word would have been Rock’n’Roll.  (EVIL LAUGHTER).  Well, it wasn’t (EVIL EVIL LAUGHTER) and it once again you never know what expect from TALES FROM THE TATTOO PARLOR!!!  (EVIL EVIL EVILEST LAUGHTER)

ROLL CREDITS.

Come on down to 434 Tattoo and you can hear first hand a tale from our Honolulu Tattoo Shop for yourself.  Or who knows, maybe you’ll make your own story while you’re visiting.  Whatever it is, a Hawaiian tattoo design to commemorate your trip, just a meaningful piece from the tattoo flash on the walls, or your own custom piece, it’ll surely be an experience!

(FREE SPIRITED LAUGHTER)

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

 

From Pencil to Ink

In our last blog, we discussed the stencil in the tattoo process.  Here’s an example of what a stencil looks like that is a part of larger piece that is in development:

The stencil is a just a guide because the custom tattoo artist has a vision as to what the finished product will look like:

While there are obvious similarities between the two, the tattooist envisions and places where the shading will be, how to do the outline. In this case, Tattoo Adam went with an extra thick outline on the outside so that the frame would really pop out.   Also it’s hard to tell what the thing next to the diamond is in the stencil, whereas with the shading (and its placement to the other tattoos in the larger piece), one can see that it is a claw.

Tattooing, like any system in life, has many intricate parts, that when it comes together as one, creates a masterpiece. Stop by our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor today, tell us you found us online, and get a free consultation and online discount.

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