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

 

On the Road with Horiyume

Tattoo Adam, also known as Horiyume, will be off-island from Dec. 3-14, heading over to the West Coast of the US to spend some down time and celebrate an upcoming birthday.

While there, Adam will be tattooing in Anaheim by appointment.  You can call the number listed below or FB message to schedule.  Also during this time he will also briefly head to Las Vegas, where if you are interested in getting a tattoo, contact the Las Vegas Tattoo shop Diversity.

It’s been a pretty crazy year for our 434 Tattoo Waikiki Tattoo Shop owner, who faced an intense period of challenges, but he is making the most to raise one for life and will be attending this year’s Blazer’s Cup Festival to enjoy another birthday!

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This year’s event is action packed, featuring some of the biggest names of hip-hop ‘HIGH’-lighting the event including The Game, Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ & more coming, all coming together to light up and celebrate.

Our Tattoo shop in Waikiki will remain open while he is away and we still have visiting Korean Tattoo Artist Macho on hand to do some sick original, one of a kind pieces.  Also joining us this month, traditional tebori tattoo artist Takashi, who returns to the 434 Ohana!

Come on down and get tattooed today!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Star Wars, Tattoos, & Apprentices

The world, particularly the internet, has been a buzz with the new Star Wars movie that is coming out on Dec. 18.  Seems like every day there’s some new piece of news, seconds of footage, & more that has audiences hungering for the Force to be with them. Wonder if there will be an influx of people with new Star Wars tattoos?

Something about Masters, Jedi & Sith alike, and their apprentices, eh?

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Speaking of apprenticeships, Horiyume Tattoo Adam has had a number of people aspire to apprentice and become tattoo artists but only a handful have ‘graduated’ and become full-fledged tattootists.  It’s a tough process that requires hard work, dedication, artistic interest, & talent.

“I was brought up in the old school tattooing world so I teach that along with the current methods.” Adam shares.

Meet Tiff Domingo. A Kauai native by way of Oregon & Pennsylvania, with stops across the continental US along the way, Tiff’s been with our Waikiki Tattoo Shop ohana since August of this past year and got licensed with the state in July of this year.

Tiff has been working hard to make it in her apprenticeship and is currently on the journey.  Pictured above, you’ll find Tiff undertaking one her apprenticeship tests: putting a tattoo on herself under the watchful eye of Horiyume.

Tiff likes & aspires to create new traditional pieces, sacred geometry tattoos, 3-D biomech tattoos, and portrait tattoos. She is currently working on developing her flash in addition to her duties at the shop.  To follow Tiff’s progress and see some of her art, check out her Instagram @tiffany024.

We are pulling for Tiff to rise up in the ranks of tattooing.  Under the guidance of Adam’s two plus decades in the tattoo industry, the sky could be the limit.

For any tattoo questions or needs, contact us at our Waikiki tattoo shop, 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

 

 

 

 

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

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

Convention Season in Hawaii – The First Annual Hawaii Cannabis Expo

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The First Annual Hawaii Cannabis Expo was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, this past weekend!

Our Waikiki tattoo shop recently had the pleasure of inking one of the State Representatives from New Hampshire, who have been at the forefront of policy making related to Marijuana, in particular in decriminalizing this herbal medicine that has been used by humanity through its history.

Hawaii currently has 13,000 active, registered medical marijuana patients.  With the evolving stance about medical marijuana and dispensaries here in Hawaii, dispensaries are estimated to bring in an additional $5 million in revenue to the State of Hawaii.

Many feel that it’s only a matter of time before this is fully legalized and following in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington, particularly with both States reporting huge windfalls because of the initiative.

Stay tuned for more info on this issue as we watch how it all unfolds!

Aloha and in the meanwhile, come on down and get your ink on with the talented team here!  Led by Tattoo Adam, a 20+ year veteran in the game, we’ll be featuring a special guest tattoo artist Takashi, who will be here for another convention coming up, the Pacific Ink & Art Expo!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Specializing in Asian Tattoos

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Tattoo Adam Siehr began tattooing over two decades ago. A lifelong fan of Asian art, in particular Asian Tattoos, he found his calling early on.

“I started my apprenticeship at the age of 17.” shares Siehr.

Over time, Adam has developed a signature custom tattoo style and also practices the ancient traditional form of Japanese tattooing, or tebori.

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Adam’s work has been featured in local, national, and international publications, both online and in print.  He also has a strong base and loyal following.  “Adam’s known for his koi so I got one!” a proud customer exclaims.

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To get your own custom work from Adam, please contact us (listings below).  We’re open every day save for a handful of holidays and serve walk-ins and advance appointments.  434 Tattoo, our tattoo studio in Waikiki, has been voted Honolulu’s Best Custom Tattoos Studio for many years by the Consumer Review and it is our duty to make sure you leave with a big smile and new ink.

Come on down today! Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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