Horiyume Tattoo Adam will be on the road during the beginning and end of April in California. If you are interested in getting some work done from him during that time, please let us know (contact info below). With over 20 years of experience and having inked some of the most well-known people in the world including Iron Mike Tyson, Horiyume prides himself on offering amazing service and artwork to everyone who comes to him.
Horiyume also practices traditional Japanese tattooing in Hawaii, or tebori, out of his Waikiki tattoo shop 434 Tattoo. Under Horiyume’s leadership, the team here has won multiple Honolulu Consumer Business Choice Awards for tattooing and each year we tattoo thousands from across the world.
To learn more about our team and work, visit www.434Tattoo.com. We’re open 7 days a week, from 10a – 10p, by appointment, with walk-ins always welcome.
There are many reasons people get tattooed. And everyone, is a first-timer at some point in their tattoo journey. Whether it’s a one & done experience or tattoo collecting for a lifetime, it is still important to have an idea of what to expect when you are going to get a tattoo.
Here are some general expectations and etiquette that are good for anyone to know!
Have an idea. Just telling your artist that you want a tattoo is going to get you nowhere. You absolutely have to have an idea so that the artist can guide you in choosing a style, a template, flash, or in her/his own efforts to create a custom tattoo for you.
Have more than an idea? Bring pictures. A picture will help further refine the idea that you like. Telling your artist you want a bird and knowing what type of bird, how it looks, will go a long way in creating a satisfying piece.
Make an appointment. Though walk-ins are always welcome at most shops, if you want to guarantee your space and time, an appointment will go a long way.
Listen and be respectful. Your artist is a skilled professional who has put in years and hours upon hours to be where they are at. They know more about the art and its placement on the human body than your novice eyes. If they tell you something about where a piece will look best, they know.
Take care of the tattoo. You spent money, time, and energy in getting a tattoo. Your artist worked hard. Listen to what s/he has to say about tattoo after-care and take care of it. While touch-ups are often free, a properly cared for tattoo will heal great and last.
These are just a handful of general tips to factor in along your tattoo journey. Now let’s get you inked! Our Waikiki tattoo studio is open 7 days a week, 10a – 10p. Walk-ins are welcome, appointments guarantee your space, and we offer free consultations.
A great influences over Tattoo Adam (Horiyume) and his work is Asian Tattoos. Having received tattoos and insight from the legendary Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III. The result of his passion and interest in this distinct style of the art form has led to refining his own original custom tattooing vision.
“The best part of tattooing is when the client walks away stoked with something original and truly custom, that is unique to that person.” Adam shares.
Part of the unique experience in getting an original Asian tattoo, is the story and meaning behind it. The placement, the direction, the piece itself contribute to the story being told with tattoo, and it is important because the tattooist can be director that brings that vision to life.
“Often I’ll see it when I look at the blank canvas of the skin.” He continues.
To see some of those stories and more of Horiyume’s work, check him out on Instagram (@horiyume_tattooadam). To schedule an appointment, check out our contact info below. We are open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p and are here to help that vision come to life at 434 Tattoo, our Waikiki tattoo studio!
From the tattoo flash off a wall to custom tattoos and the free hand experience, we can do each and every style out there! Tattoo Adam specializes in custom Japanese tattoos and even practices the traditional style of Japanese tebori tattooing, which involves handpoking the tattoo with a traditional tool and needles.
Our shop minimum for a tattoo is $80 and the hourly of $150 is competitive with what you would find at shops in other major cities. Some discounts may be available and we’re willing to negotiate on larger pieces. Our history of loyal and happy clients speaks for itself and our ultimate goal is to make your tattoo experience an exceptional and fun one!
Stop by our shop located at 434 Ena Road, give us a call, send a text/email, and we’ll be happy to talk stories with you to see how to best serve your tattoo needs. Whether it’s a free hand tattoo or something else, no matter what, we’ll get you covered in ink!
2016 is rolling along and we’re excited to work on some big custom tattoo pieces!
Along with the excitement we have some awesome news, Tattoo Adam (Horiyume)is now available full-time at our tattoo shop in Waikiki 434 Tattoo! This is a great time to start a new tattoo with him as we close out the Winter Season and to take advantage of his increased availability.
Why start thinking about inking now? Why not! Nah, joke, here’s a few tips to consider:
Tattoos are priced and constructed based on the hours it will take to complete. For larger pieces and pieces in complex area of the bodies, more time will be necessary to complete the tattoo.
Adding a little color? While some tattoos (depending on the size) can be completed in one sitting from one to three hours, larger more intricate pieces actually take a considerable amount of time longer. Many backpieces have 24 or more hours, that’s over a days worth of work put into them! For the client’s sake and health, it’s often best to break that up into smaller sessions.
You’re not the only person getting tattooed. A tattoo artist books in advance because shops will often have multiple customers a day (think any other situation where you see someone by appointment) as well as walk-ins. While we want to ink you 24/7, it isn’t always realistic and we want to be sure to offer the best service to all who walk through the doors of our Waikiki Tattoo Shop!
Now come on down and share your next great idea with us. Our artists love to create original custom tattoos and are here to serve us.
This 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!
Christmas is less than 2 weeks away and rather than fight massive mall crowds at Ala Moana Shopping Center, why not consider taking a stroll a short bit away to our Waikiki tattoo studio. You can get atattoo gift certificatefor a loved one or even gift yourself with a brand new tattoo!
The talented team here at one of Hawaii’s best tattoo studios has a diverse skillset and years of experience. Led by Tattoo Adam (Horiyume), we pride ourselves in taking care of our clients with great serviced & artwork!
What fun is getting a cool piece of ink if the experience of it sucks, right?
Hailing from Milwaukee, Adam cut his bones in an old school apprenticeship and has accumulated 23 years in the tattoo industry, with years before that practicing a variety of art styles.
We are also often host to a number of talented international tattoo artists and on site we have Korean Tattooist Macho & Japanese Tebori tattoo artist Takashi with us. A once in a lifetime tattoo can be acquired at this time should you take advantage and book a session with a guest artist when they are in town. Who knows where you might find them next!
We are open 7 days a week, from 10a – 10p. Come on down and get your ink on with the homies here at 434 Tattoo!