Where are the Best Tattoo Artists in Honolulu? Here at 434 Tattoo!

434 Tattoo our award-winning Waikiki tattoo studio recently received another accolade! In a recent message from the Director of Community at Expertise.com, we learned that our team was listed among the best tattoo artists in Honolulu!

The process included the team at Expertise conducting research and reviewing 268 artists based in Honolulu.  The list was further curated down to 112, with a shortlist of the top  narrowed down artists at 19 shops here, of which 434 Tattoo sits at the top. Criteria factoring into the decision included Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, Professionalism, & Engagement.

“We’re honored for the award and to be listed amongst the other great teams here in Hawaii.” Horiyume Tattoo Adam Siehr, Owner of our Hawaii Tattoo shop.

We could not have done it without all of our loyal and enthusiastic clients!  Thank you for being a part of the 434 Tattoo Ohana!

Now, come on down and get inked by the best!

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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Tattoo Revisions to Navy Policy

For many years, our blog has shared some the coolest and most controversial news about tattoos from around the world.  Today we learned of a super awesome change to the Navy’s tattoo policies!  Check it out from 13NewsNow!

“The Navy Personnel Command announced revisions to its personal appearance policy regarding tattoos last month.  It will take effect on April 30th of this year.  The Navy proclaimed that it recognizes the prevalence of tattoos, especially with millennials, the generation it is recruiting and wanting to retain. 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens explained, “We need to make sure that we’re not missing any opportunities to recruit and retain the best and the brightest because of our policies.”

The revisions to the personal appearance policy permit the following:

• Multiple or large tattoos below the elbow or knee, including the wrists and hands.
• One neck tattoo, which includes behind the ear. This tattoo cannot exceed one inch in length or height in either or both directions.

It is important to note that no tattoos are allowed on the head, face (to include the ears) and scalp; and allowable tattoos on the torso cannot be visible when one is wearing his/her white uniform. These revisions also do not change the Navy’s rules concerning the content of tattoos and other body art anywhere on the body. 

The Navy’s administrative records specifically state: “Tattoos/body art/brands located anywhere on the body that are prejudicial to good order, discipline, and morale or are of a nature to bring discredit upon the naval service are prohibited. For example, tattoos/body art/brands that are obscene, sexually explicit, and/or advocate discrimination based on sex, race, religion, ethnic, or national origin are prohibited. In addition, tattoos/body art/brands that symbolize affiliation with gangs, supremacist or extremist groups, or advocate illegal drug use are prohibited.”

You can read more about these revisions by clicking here.”

So to all of our friends in the Navy who have been waiting to finish up their sleeves or to get a small tattoo on their necks, come on down! We’d love to ink ya at our Waikiki tattoo studio!

434 Tattoo is located at 434 Ena Rd. in Honolulu, Hawaii.  It is one of Hawaii’s best tattoo shops, having won multiple awards, and is run by Tattoo Adam Siehr (Horiyume).  Horiyume has over 20 years in the business and strives for excellent customer service and satisfication. The shop is open from 10a – 10p and contact info & directions can be found below.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Where to get a backpiece tattoo in Hawaii?

In the market for a large tattoo?  In particular are you or a loved one wondering where to get a backpiece tattoo in Hawaii?

Look no further and consider you search over!  Tattoo Adam (Horiyume) has been tattooing pieces, big & small, any styles & all, and is ready to guide you through this meaningful process!

Where to get Backpiece Tattoo in Hawaii

Hailing from Milwaukee, Adam apprenticed in the old school way and has kept up with all the newest trends.  His balanced knowledge and experience gives the customer a well-rounded, professional session each time that draws upon the best training from around the world.

In addition to time worked at conventions all over the globe, Adam has been to Japan to be tattooed by and learn from the great Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III.  A legend in the industry, Horiyoshi gave Adam the name of Horiyume to signify the amound of time (over two decades) of dedication that Adam has devoted to the craft.

Based at 434 Tattoo, one of the best tattoo studios in Honolulu, Adam is available by appointment and takes walk-ins as well. We specialize in custom tattoos and strive to give our customers a truly unique and memorable experience each time they come in.  Give us a call today and let’s undertake the journey of your backpiece!

You’re in good hands at our Waikiki tattoo studio and we’ve got you covered!

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

Rules of the Game – Tattoo Etiquette Revisited

Tattoo etiquette might often be overlooked but it is one of the most important things to consider before and after you set foot in a shop.  So here are a few rules of the game to consider as you continue or take your first step along the tattoo journey.

  1. Do your research before even coming into the shop about the tattoo artist and the artwork offered.  Know her/his style of artwork and if that’s the style you want before going into the shop.  If you haven’t done that yet, then our Owner & President, Tattoo Adam says: “Shop around, look at portfolios and get to know the artist.”
  2. Have a clear idea of what you want, look into the subject of artwork, send it to the artist or have it ready to share with the artist before you even come in.
  3. If it’s a really big piece, bring your own towel.  “It’s a custom that traces its roots back to Japan.”
  4. Take care of the tattoo.  Check out 434Tattoo.com for some tattoo after-care tips and ask your artist for info when you’re in the shop. Every artist can tell you their view and many have the info on their cards or printed out for you to take home.  We also sell after-care our Waikiki tattoo studio located at 434 Ena Rd. in Honolulu, HI.

These are just a few of the unspoken rules that are important to factor in any time you are getting a tattoo or looking for something new with a new artist.  Learn the rules, play the game fair, and let us take care of making it beautiful and fulfilling for you.

So come on down and get your ink on!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Where to Get Traditional Japanese Tattoos in Hawaii

Are you interested in getting a Japanese style tattoo?  Do you want to take the experience to Japan without leaving the island?  If you are, then it is time for you to contact the team here at 434 Tattoo, our custom tattoos studio in Honolulu.

As a Custom Tattooing Studio, 434 Tattoo has been voted as Hawaii’s Best Tattoo Shop for the last four years (and counting!) by the Consumer Business Review and our Tattoo Artists have seen a number of celebrity clientele come in as well as many repeat clients from around the world.

Tattoo Adam, Owner and President of the team at our Waikiki tattoo parlor, specializes in custom tattooing in multiple styles.  Having been inspired early in his Life by Japanese Tattoos, Adam has traveled to Japan on multiple occasions to study, learn, and get tattooed!

Adam has been tattooed by and studied the work of Japanese Tattoo Legend, Horiyoshi III.  For many years, Adam has studied the traditional Japanese tattooing known as Tebori and if you are interested, Adam has developed a second level within our Hawaii Tattoo shop that is dedicated to the practice of Tebori.

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Described as “meditative” and a bit more relaxing than being tattooed by the machine, Tebori involves being tattooed by hand used the instrument pictured above.

20140404_133024If you are really interested in all aspects of the culture involved in getting a tattoo, then this option is for you.  To learn more about getting Tebori in Hawaii please feel free to contact us (info below) and we’ll be happy to work with you on creating a piece that you love!

Let’s get you suited!

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 and Age

It’s a strange world that we live in, it is common among some African tribes for small children to undergo body modification and ritual scarification and no laws are in place to mandate such.  The differing values in cultures impact the interpretation of what type of behavior is acceptable.

Earlier this month, a New Mexico man was sentenced for tattooing his 3 year old nephew.  He is being required to serve a period of time in jail, spend time at a half-way house upon his release, and pay for any costs associated with the tattoo removal, psychological services.   Recently in Louisiana, there has been a call for stricter laws and regulations for Tattoo Artists.  The criticism with that is it is producing less-talented Artists.

At our Hawaii Custom Tattoos Shop, all of our Hawaii Tattoo Artists follow the Hawaii Tattoo Laws and are Licensed to tattoo in the State of Hawaii.  In addition to following these standards, Owner Tattoo Adam has a high standard for our team to follow and also makes sure to always employ a talented team of Tattoo Artists.   The client is involved in every step of the process and we offer incentives like free consultations and free touch-ups for Life for our clientele to be happy.

We won’t tattoo a three year olds or animals for that matter, but we will provide quality work and continue to go through great training to give the best in custom tattooing on the island.  Come on down today and see what makes us the four-time Honolulu’s Best Custom Tattooing Shop and one of the Top Tattoo Shops in Hawaii!

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