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

 

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

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

The Pacific Ink & Art Expo!!!

Hawaii Tattoo Convention

The Pacific Ink & Art Expo is less than a month away! We’re thrilled to have one of a handful of international artists highlighting the show with us starting from July 30!  Be sure to sign up today and get your work done by Takashi Matsuba before he’s whisked away in the convention madness!

The expo, or Hawaii Tattoo Convention, is one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the world!  Though just a few years old, it has quickly evolved into a popular event and showcases talented tattooists from Hawaii, the US Mainland, and other countries, such as Takashi.

This year’s headliner’s include Freddy Negrete, Lyle Tuttle, Richie Lucero, & more! To see a full list of who’s scheduled to appear, visit this link!  AND don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to see some of the world’s finest artists and get ahead of the game by booking your appointment with Takashi, from July 30 on, by contacting us now!

Our Waikiki tattoo shop is open 7 days a week from 10a – 10p and we’re happy to ink you!  Consultations and touch ups are free so contact us today!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Where to Get Polynesian & Tribal Tattoos in Waikiki

Looking for a custom tattoo in Hawaii?  Interested in a unique Polynesian tattoo for your body? Let your Google Search of Tattoos stop here at 434 Tattoo!

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Our award-winning Hawaii tattoo studios specializes in a variety of custom tattoo styles including Hawaiian and Polynesian Tattoos.  We are open from 10a – 10p, 7 days a week, and most Holidays!  Customer Service is a top priority and we strive to serve you as best as possible!
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Founder and lead tattoo artist, Tattoo Adam, has over two decades of experience and is well-versed in every style!  Stop by our tattoo studio located in Waikiki for a free consultation today and we’ll be happy to help you take the next step in your tattoo journey!
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434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Aloha!

A Day in the Life of a Tattoo Artist

What’s it like in a tattoo shop?  I know I had the question myself before I ever even got my first tattoo.  It’s where I myself have found great peace and whole lot more authenticity and honesty than anywhere else.  Here’s but a peak into the Life at our custom tattoo studio in Hawaii with…

Adam Siehr.

Tattoo Adam.

Horiyume.  Names all shared by the same entity.  The name was bestowed upon Tattoo Adam by the legendary Japanese tattoo master, Horiyoshi III.

I walk in to see Horiyume Tattoo Adam on a sunny day in Honolulu, Hawaii.  His tattoo studio in Waikiki, 434 Tattoo, is located in a high traffic street just down from the historic Wailana Coffee House, and the area has known its share of infamy.

“Just up a ways is where the Massie incident took place back in the day.”  Reverend Manny shared with me on one trip here.  Reverend Manny, Zach, Peonu,  Meow are just a sampling of the characters I’ve met since being introduced to the 434 Ohana in 2010.

“It’s important to pay homage to those who came before us.” Horiyume shares.  “If you read some about Sailor Jerry, when it was slow he took notes about what he saw going on in the world around him.”

One story he told was one of surprse at how the prostitutes, who worked the streets near his tattoo shop in Honoluu, made more money than the tattoo artists…

“Bro, when it’s slow now, I go outside it’s the same thing!  You see about 4 dudes per hour head over to Empire.”

The new ‘establishment’ that popped up nearby is just one of the many Honolulu relaxation studios or asian massage parlors in Honolulu.

“They’re making like $1000 an hour!”

From the era of Sailor Jerry to that of modern day tattooists like Horiyume, some things never change.

“The prototypical John is your average looking local dude, wearing an Aloha shirt, no tattoos.  Looks like he works at a bank or who knows, maybe it’s a politician?”  Horiyume shares.

“Sounds like that newly elected Governor.” A customer jokes as she waits to get her custom tattoo.

“Politics.” I sigh.  The stories I could tell about my own experience working in local politics for three years with the Hawaii State Legislature.

“There’s politics and rules in tattooing.” Horiyume has shared with me on but a few occasions.

Politics is in every facet of human experience and unavoidable.  The word, the concept, is just another form of tradition that plays itself out in our daily lives no matter where we find ourselves.

Political bullshit aside, men and women from all walks partake in the sex industry.

It is what it is.

And a day in the Life at our Hawaii tattoo shop, voted Honolulu’s Best Custom Tattooing Studio is anything but dull.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Searching for a tattoo shop in Waikiki?

Get your ink on from the best tattoo shop in Hawaii!

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!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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