Three Years Running: Hawaii Custom Tattooing Studio of the Year

“No words.” ~ Tattoo Adam on his feelings about winning the award for the third time.

The Midweek Islander came out today and announced some great news!

Our Oahu Tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo, has been selected by the Consumer Business Review as The 2012 Custom Tattooing Studio of the Year for the third year in the row! 

The Islander notes that:

Adam’s Custom Tattooing has a reputation for being the finest in design as well as realistic in initial cost.”

All of our team at our Waikiki Tattoo shop works hard to give our customers the best custom tattoo experience and works with customers to give them the most for their money.  We are grateful for this award and could not do it without all of our first time, repeat customers, family, and friends who come through our doors seven days a week, pretty much every day of the year!

So come on down because: The Champ is Here!

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

Oahu Tattoo: Tattoo Faux Pas

“It’s your right to share a tattoo with someone if you choose to.” ~ Tattoo Adam

At one time, having a tattoo would have been considered faux pas.  In this day and age, with it becoming more and more the norm, here’s some tattoo etiquette for your dome!

Ask to see a tattoo.

It’s the person with the custom tattoo‘s right to share it with you if they choose.  Even if you can see some of it, it’s inappropriate to grab the person, turn their arm or other body part at your discretion, lift up their clothing, etc.  In fact, if you think about it, it’s sexual harassment if you touch another person without their consent and it’s certainly awkward to remove someone’s clothing unless they give their consent.

It’s really strange that people do this because what makes people just think they can go up to a person they don’t know or don’t know well and grab them.  In some places, people get maced. In others, they cane people for things like spitting.

So I ask the question: why, really, why?

This writer recently experienced a number of people grabbing a newly tattooed piece that was worked on by Tattoo Adam of Oahu Tattoo Shop, 434 Tattoo.  One woman went so far as to trace the design with her fingers.  It’s not cool to just start touching someone you don’t really know.

Just a few thoughts there Friends.  Nothing world-changing like T-Pain getting tattooed like he did at our Waikiki Tattoo studio just a year ago but something this writer felt important to share with people.

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

 

 

Getting a New Tattoo Video Series: Count It!

The writer of this venerable online publication worked for the US Census Bureau during the 2010 Census as a Recruiter and a Crew Leader.  During that time in Recruiting, a saying was adopted (amongst those out in the field) when some signed up for a test to become an Enumerator, passed a test, or completed a Census questionnaire:  COUNT IT!

The conclusion of this tattoo session marks Tattoo Adam‘s 1 Millionth Tattoo! Chee huu!  Grab the champagne!  Nah, joke cause he probably hit that mark long ago since he’s been tattooing 12 hours a day two decades.  At any rate, you can tell by his enthusiasm that finishing a piece is satisfying to say the least.

This tattoo video takes place after the conclusion of that session, the next step for our boy Johnny’s tattoo sleeve.  We’ll be sure to keep you posted on his progress and as always, we’ll keep you posted on the happenings and news at 434 Tattoo.

See you at our Hawaii Tattoo Parlor located in Waikiki soon!  We specialize in custom tattooing, Asian Tattoos, Polynesian Tattoo Designs, and more.  Bring your idea or check out the Tattoo Flash adorning the walls.

We are 434 Tattoo and we custom tattoo!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Tattoo Adam – Custom Tattoo Consultation Pt. 2

We brought you Custom Tattoo Stencil, The Movie…  Now here’s the sequel where Tattoo Adam discusses what he looks for when he is fine tuning the stencil.  Detail, Detail, Detail!!!

Come on down to the professionals at our Honolulu Tattoo Parlor, 434 Tattoo and get a chee huu in addition to great work.  Just ask our co-star in this video who’s been seeing Tattoo Adam for years, first getting work done by him in Las Vegas, where our fave World Champ Boxer turned Comedian Mike Tyson also got some custom tattooing done by the Man.

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Traveling Tattoo

Traveling to Hawaii?  Want to get a souvenir Hawaiian tattoo?  What about a custom tattoo design?  Well friends, you found the blog of the happiest place on the Earth, 434 Tattoo.  Our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor is located in the heart of Honolulu and is a place where you can get some tattoo culture, catch a laugh, and just have a plain old fashioned good time!

We also like to travel and invite and also take our show on the international road.  Check out our blogs of Tattoo Adam‘s adventures while in the Philippines:

434 Visits P and P Tattoo, Makati, Philippines

Hey Joe, Nice Tattoo

Tacloban Experience

The Long Road to Samar

434 Tattoo Snack

3rd Live Interview

Tattooed Street Man

 

R and R Tattoo Interview

Looking forward to sharing travel stories with ya!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

 

Weezy Forecast

Breaking News!!!

Storm's a brewing...

On the heels of the stormy weekend on the East Coast of the US, another storm is shaking the earth, as the Weezy storm made landfall today.  This storm is sure to fill the airwaves with the sound of more of that Lil Wayne thunder…

Tha Carter IV was released today with much fanfare and though Weezy said, Sorry 4 the Wait, the wait was well worth it and this is sure to be another classic.  We expect the storm to reach epic proportion in the coming month when the Tattooed Celebrity Rapper makes a visit to the islands.

Speaking of visits, T-Pain, who’s worked with Lil Wayne in the past (and has also made a guest appearance at our Honolulu Tattoo Parlor) makes a cameo on the album.

So whether it’s storm rain, rhymes of Wayne or Pain, any, and all, we at 434 Tattoo, are here to show you how to love custom tattooing.  Come in today to our Waikiki Tattoo shop, and let’s get to rapping about your custom tattoo!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

From Pencil to Ink

In our last blog, we discussed the stencil in the tattoo process.  Here’s an example of what a stencil looks like that is a part of larger piece that is in development:

The stencil is a just a guide because the custom tattoo artist has a vision as to what the finished product will look like:

While there are obvious similarities between the two, the tattooist envisions and places where the shading will be, how to do the outline. In this case, Tattoo Adam went with an extra thick outline on the outside so that the frame would really pop out.   Also it’s hard to tell what the thing next to the diamond is in the stencil, whereas with the shading (and its placement to the other tattoos in the larger piece), one can see that it is a claw.

Tattooing, like any system in life, has many intricate parts, that when it comes together as one, creates a masterpiece. Stop by our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor today, tell us you found us online, and get a free consultation and online discount.

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287