Custom Tattoos For Everyone

Tattoos are everywhere!

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David Beckham, Sprint’s new spokesperson

From retired international soccer star David Beckham’s campaign with Sprint to new stories of tattooed celebrities popping up[ every day (seriously, a Google search of Tattoo News and you’ll see mention of Kendall Jenner, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, & Shia LeBouf all sporting new ink this week (8/10-14/2015), tattoos are going mainstream like wildfire!

Open up Instagram and there are constantly photos trending of tattoo conventions, custom tattoo work, tattoo flash sheets & art, as well as new, fresh tattoos all over the feed. Is this a new age of tattoo acceptance?  Or like everything else, is this just a trend where this is what’s popular?
It’s probably a little bit of both. Hopefully, acceptance and tolerance prevails during the next wave for getting inked isn’t so popular.
AND no matter the case, we always practice great tattooing and tolerance of people from all across the board at our Waikiki tattoo studio.  We’re open 7 days a week, rain or shine, though it’s mostly shine in Hawaii, especially this hot ass Summer!  Our team has a diverse background and is led by Tattoo Adam, who has tattooed for over 20 years.
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Tattoo Adam, always honing the craft, shares some study sketches that he carves time to continue his growth
Adam’s worked with some of the best of the years and has helped to grow many aspiring tattoo artists in the time as well.  His clientele ranges from everyday folk to ones sharing headlines with the folks mentioned above.
Whoever you are, we just want you to have an awesome custom tattooing experience at our tattoo shop in Waikiki!
We are 434 Tattoo! Let’s ink ya!

Custom Tattoo in Hawaii Video

Check out this video which takes the viewer behind the scenes with Hawaii Tattoo Artist Adam Siehr, President and Owner, of Hawaii tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo.

434 Tattoo is an award-winning tattoo studio that has taken clientele from all across the world and levels in the socio-economic spectrum.  Our talented team of tattooists are licensed professionals with four decades of experiences.  

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Tattooed in Hawaii Q & A: How Safe are the Inks?

There is a question that comes up from time to time and it is logical why people would ask it:

How safe are the inks?

For newcomers getting tattooed in Hawaii (or wherever for that matter), safety is a very reasonable concern.  Our Honolulu Tattoo Artists undergo extensive training, testing, are both certified and licensed by the State of Hawaii Department of Health, and are more than willing to answer any questions about safety or any questions about your new tattoo for that matter.

Which brings us back to the issue of how safe is tattoo ink?

Today, tattoo ink is very safe because there are expiration dates, all ingredients are listed on the newer inks, and companies keep track of each batch.  For example,Eternal Tattoo Supplyis sure to have a lot number in addition to the previously mentioned items that are listed.  All ingredients in the ink are required to be approved by the Health Administration and meet safety standards in accordance with various laws.

This wasnʻt always the case though, as ink formerly had Mercury in it.  In time, people had reactions to the Mercury and things have since changed.

One other thing that has changed relating to ink: in the past, Custom Tattoo Artists could by bags of powder and mix their own inks.  If you mixed your ink properly, it could last you a lifetime!  Supply companies wised up along the way and realized they could make more money by selling only the ink it would seem.

Thank you for your questions and concerns about tattooing and safety.  Be sure to visit us online and in the shop for any other concerns and to learn more about the custom tattoo process!  Our tattoo studio in Waikiki is located at 434 Ena Road and we are open 7 days a week from 10a to 10p by appointment but walk-ins are always welcome!

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 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

 

Horiyoshi III : From Heroes to Demons

Marko Livingston, a tattooist at 434 Tattoo, our Oahu tattoo Parlor, is the new Brand Representative for Heroes and Demons, a T-Shirt company featuring designs based on the artwork of world renowned Japanese Tattoo Artist, Horiyoshi III.  And did you know…

Tattoo Adam‘s backpiece tattoo has been worked on by the man himself at Horiyoshi‘s studio in Japan.  Horiyoshi is the second tattooist to be given the title and he received his own tattoo from Horiyoshi II.  His son is his apprentice and is currently next in line for the title coming up.

We’re looking forward to see what comes from this new venture and don’t worry, Marko will still be a part of the 434 Tattoo Ohana and will be tattooing at our Waikiki tattoo shop!

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

 

Asian Tattoo Videos: The Criterion Collection

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to sit with Tattoo Adam and hear the impact Asian Tattoos have had in his own journey through life, the Tattoo industry, and ending up in Hawaii.

Here we bring to you another video to add to what they call in the land of “DVDuh” (Zoolander) and Blue Ray as The Criterion Collection.  In this video, Tattoo Adam answers a few more questions about Asian custom tattoos and gets down a little bit more about the meaning of Yakuza tattoos.

We hoped you enjoyed this tattooed delight of a video!

And we know you’ll enjoy your tattoo session with us, 434 Tattoo.  Our Honolulu award winning tattoo shop is open seven days a week from 10a to 10p by appointment and walk-ins are always welcome.  Your consultation at our Waikiki Tattoo studio is free and we are more than happy to help you in creating the best custom tattoo experience possible!

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

And just like the X-Men films, DVD’s, and Blue Ray discs, we have a little something for you after the ‘credits’ as selected by Tattoo Adam.  Happy Holidays!

 

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