Safest Places to get Tattooed in Hawaii

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In progress – a vivid custom tattoo by Horiyume

Check out this new report online about what makes up the ink that is tattooed on people to create the permanent tattoo that many people wear.

“When I began, I learned the old school way of mixing your own inks.” Tattoo Adam (Horiyume), proud owner of our Waikiki tattoo shop shares.

Believe it or not, back in the day, people had to mix their own inks, knowing exactly what went into each color, in the exact quantity, and safely.  Horiyume was trained in this fashion so that he knew the history and culture of tattooing.

“You gotta know & respect your roots.” he adds.

Times have changed and it seems like a new company offering ink, pops up every month, trying to sell something special.  While many companies are reputable, buyer beware because sometimes, some companies don’t do it right or include an ingredient known to have bad side effects ranging from an ugly tattoo to infection that can really do harm to a person’s overall health.

Here at 434 Tattoo, one of the best tattoo shops in Hawaii, we only use products that are safe, legal, and in accordance to the rules and regulations of the State of Hawaii Department of Health.  Our team is trained in all the proper protocol to administer tattoos in a healthy fashion and each tattoo artist who walks through our doors to work is licensed by the Department of Health.

“It’s important to me that all of our customers have a great experience here.” Adam adds.  “We want this to be one of the happiest places they visit as they created this lasting memory.”

Create a happy memory for yourself here at our Waikiki tattoo studio knowing that your in the hands of licensed and trained professionals! We’re open 7 days a week, rain or mostly shine, from 10a – 10p.

Looking forward to inking ya!

Aloha!

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 Welcomes You!

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Come one, come all, come any day of the week, from 10a – 10p to one of Hawaii’s Best Tattoo shops 434 Tattoo to start working on that New Year’s Resolution of a new body, new tattoo, new you!

Our ohana is led by Horiyume Tattoo Adam, and his 23 years of service in the industry.  We frequently feature international guest artists and have apprenticed a number of aspiring artists over the years.

The philosophy here is for our Waikiki tattoo shop to be the happiest place on Earth, where you the customer get the best service and an amazing tattoo!  We specialize in Asian tattoo styles, traditional Hawaiian & Polynesian tattoos, and love to give custom tattoos, or truly unique, one of a kind pieces!

So swing on by! We are conveniently located near Waikiki and Ala Moana, accessible by all parts of the island, and ready to take on you next ink project!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Last Chance to See Guest Tattoo Artist Macho!

Guest Tattoo Artist Macho will be with us at 434 Tattoo, our award-winning Waikiki tattoo studio, for just a short while more so don’t hang loose for too long and miss the chance to get some work done by him!

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Macho’s adventures will soon take him off the island so consider taking advantage of this opportunity to get a very original, custom tattoo from this talented Korean tattoo artist!

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Macho is skilled in Asian tattooing, new school, old school styles, & more in custom tattooing! Stop by our shop, one of Hawaii’s best tattoo studios, to preview some of his designs available now or bring your idea and this awesome artist will mix it with his vision and give you an amazing piece of art!

We are open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p, and located at 434 Ena Road. Led by Horiyume Tattoo Adam and his 23 years in the industry, we strive to offer you the best and happiest experience out there!  Give us a call or stop by today so we can get to inking your next best piece!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Guest Artist Visiting – Takashi

Takashi (@traditionaltool) is back in Hawaii and available by appointment at our 434 Tattoo, one of Hawaii’s best tattoo studios!

Screen shot 2015-12-22 at 12.07.42 PMThis picture was taken during the last Hawaii Tattoo Convention and shows Takashi practicing the Japanese traditional form of tattooing, tebori.

Takashi will be at our Waikiki tattoo shop until the beginning of January, where his travels will then take him back out on the road!  Come on down and get a once in a lifetime piece from this talented traditional Japanese tattoo artist!  Korean Tattoo Artist Macho is still with us as well so it’s a great chance to have your worked done by an international artist!

We’re open 7 days a week from 10a – 10p.  The holidays are a slower period in the tattoo industry in general so it’s a great time to get a larger piece done.  Call us today to schedule an appointment!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Happy Birthday Tattoo…

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Adam Siehr (Horiyume)!

The President & Proud Owner of our Waikiki tattoo studio celebrates his 24th birthday today!  Check out our last blog about the Blazer’s Cup to catch the breeze on how he is celebrating!

In the meanwhile, enjoy these photos of Adam doing some original custom tattoo work in the Asian tattoo style on long-time friend & loyal customer, Jimmy!

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Cool side-story: these shots were taken on Jimmy’s recent birthday. He was so stoked to celebrate his special day with more ink!

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To get a tattoo in Hawaii for your birthday or any other special day at one of Hawaii’s best tattoo shops, 434 Tattoo! Hit us up & holla at the ink below!  Shop is open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Guest Artist – Macho

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get worked on by Korean Tattoo Artist Macho!  It’s been a blast to have him with the crew and his work is on point.

Macho has some dope tattoo designs available for someone looking to pick something premade and ready to go at our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor 434 Tattoo.

You can preview the styles below but there’s nothing like seeing it in person!

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We are open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p, rain or shine.  Come on down and let’s get to work on your next great tattoo! And stay tuned for more news on the return of Takashi to our Waikiki tattoo studio!

Takashi specializes in tebori, the traditional Japanese style of tattooing, and was with us earlier this year and for the Tattoo expo.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Best Hawaii Tattoo Shops for Japanese Tattoo

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Japanese tattoos have long held allure to those of us living in Western civilization.

From association with the honorably, strong Samurai Warriors of the past to the powerful Yakuza figures of more recent years, Japanese culture signifies much to people from all walks of life.  Add in the depth and meanings behind the symbols of Japanese tattoos and you have a truly unique artform that transcends time.

With all that going for Japanese tattoo styles, it’s no small wonder why they are so popular!

Over the years, Tattoo Adam, our Owner & Lead Artist of our Waikiki tattoo shop, 434 Tattoo, has seen it all.  In his two plus decades of tattooing he has also evolved and cultivated his own, unique custom tattoo style that is heavily influenced by traditional Japanese artwork.

Adam was recently honored by the revered Japanese Tattoo Master Horiyoshi III when he was named Horiyume by the legend.  It was a symbol of the time, study, & hard work that Adam put into the craft. Around the same time, Adam began to take his practice of the traditional tattoo methods further by taking up tebori, Traditional Japanese Tattooing.

So if you’re looking for a truly original and authentic Japanese tattoo experience in Hawaii, stop by our tattoo studio in Waikiki!  Ask for Horiyume and prepare to get your suit on!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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