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!
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!
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!
We like to think that we can answer that question with our talent, energy, & loyal customers!
Led by Tattoo Adam, also known as Horiyume, our team of hard-working tattoo artists takes pride in what we do at 434 Tattoo, our Waikiki Tattoo Shop! We’ve been voted Honolulu’s Best Custom Tattoo Studio for multiple years in a row and we have hosted some of the best visiting artists from around the world!
We specialize in all forms of custom tattooing and are happy to do something simple like flash piece from a flower to a more intricate old school design. But we shine for what we are known, and that’s creating something entirely original! Especially Horiyume who is known for his custom tattoos, freehand, and Asian tattoo designs.
Having trained and worked in the art of tattooing for over two decades, Horiyume received his name from the legendary Japanese Tattoo master Horiyoshi III, and takes great pride & honor in delivering the best service possible!
So why wait?
Come on down to our tattoo studio in Waikiki located at 434 Ena Road! We’re open every day of the week, most holidays, from ten in the morning to ten in the evening! Walk-ins are always welcome, schedule an appointment to maximize your time!
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.
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 tattooingexperience at our tattoo shop in Waikiki!
With Takashi coming to Honolulu as a guest artist at our studio along with taking some time at the upcoming Pacific Ink & Art Expo, this is as close to an authentic, traditional Japanese tattoo experience that you can get outside of Japan! Though most of the outlining of the piece is done with a machine, all of the shading is done with in the traditional handpoking style.
Check out Takashi’s website Runin Tattoo for more samples of his work and to learn more about this exciting artist! To schedule an appointment, check out the details below. We located at 434 Ena Rd. and are open 7 days a week, from 10a – 10p. We offer free consultations & are more than happy to talk stories with you to make this the most amazing experience and an adventure in custom tattooing for you!
He starts with tracing the arm to design the stencil to fit in the space that the tattoo is going to go. Once the space is determined, he will begin drawing the stencil out.
In this case, the customer provided imagery to Tattoo Adam. While that is not necessary, it is helpful when someone has something more specific in mind to the tattoo artist.
Our Tattoo studio in Waikiki has a library of books covering all styles of tattooing, as well as tattoo flash, and our own archive of past works. Please feel free to swing by and ask for a free consultation. Our goal is to give you the best tattoo and experience in a Hawaii tattoo shop ever so we’re here to help!
Came across two very interesting statements circulating the web recently that sparked some thoughts…
“Everybody that isn’t really aware of the newer trends in tattooing is just hung up on the stereotype that they’re shady and for bikers or gang members, just very seedy overall,” says Jerry Cross in an article about the opening of a new tattoo studio he owns with a few friends.
Another statement that catches the eye is the following headline:
The article is about an interview with his wife, Angelina Jolie, and both very well-known actors have ink. So it’s a bit interesting to hear that he specifically doesn’t want their daughters to get ink. She is quoted in the Fox News piece as saying:
“How do I say ‘No’? It’s especially hard for dads and girls,” she said. “For some reason men get a little more sensitive when the daughter gets a tattoo.”
It’s hard to fathom why the statement is aimed at just the daughters and not the sons. It is easy to see why a parent might not want their child to have the same experiences, especially in the case where someone experienced tattoo discrimination. But Pitt and Jolie have done pretty well for themselves so it’s doubtful the tattoos are all that bad.
For every step forward the artform takes, it seems like something happens that reinforces those sad, negative stereotypes that just aren’t true of everyone. There are tons of criminals and assholes who have no ink.
The tattoo isn’t the problem. There are great people who do alot for their communities who have tattoos. Tattooists are artists and for every stereotype, there are countless numbers of folks who break that mold.
The issue of discrimination runs a bit beyond just skin deep… and that type of ish is just a part of humanity and the problem will exist until we figure out a way to flush it.
But fear not!
Our tattoos here at 434 Tattoo are free from bullshit and our awesome tattoo studio in Waikiki is open 24/7, from 10a to 10p. We specialize in custom tattooing and can intricately perform a number of styles including Asian tattoos, Hawaiian tattoo designs, & traditional old school tattoos and new school tattoos. We also have many books and tattoo flash available for you to review.
Bring your tattoo ideas and yourself and show solidarity against ignorance and stereotypes and come on down to get your ink on!
Horiyume Tattoo Adam started tattooing over 20 years ago and never looked back! Along the way, he made it a goal to provide customers with awesome tattoo experiences. In addition to being an artist, Horiyume loves tattos himself and there is a joy about receiving service from people who love what they do and love their products!
434 Tattoo, our Honolulu Tattoo shop is conveniently located in the heart of this growing city.
Looking for a tattoo parlor near Ala Moana? That’s us!
Searching for a tattoo shop in Waikiki? We got ya!
Our location allows you to experience the most Hawaii has to offer from beautiful beaches, great restaurants, fun activities, and get a tattoo that’s a short distance from your hotel and right off the road that will carry you to the airport.
Stop the questioning and get to the inking of your body! We’re open 7 days a week from 10a-10p and our team would be honored to serve you. Please schedule an appointment so we can talk with you about what you want to get and help create a most memorable and positive experience that you’ll wear for the rest of your days!