Tattoo Revisions to Navy Policy

For many years, our blog has shared some the coolest and most controversial news about tattoos from around the world.  Today we learned of a super awesome change to the Navy’s tattoo policies!  Check it out from 13NewsNow!

“The Navy Personnel Command announced revisions to its personal appearance policy regarding tattoos last month.  It will take effect on April 30th of this year.  The Navy proclaimed that it recognizes the prevalence of tattoos, especially with millennials, the generation it is recruiting and wanting to retain. 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens explained, “We need to make sure that we’re not missing any opportunities to recruit and retain the best and the brightest because of our policies.”

The revisions to the personal appearance policy permit the following:

• Multiple or large tattoos below the elbow or knee, including the wrists and hands.
• One neck tattoo, which includes behind the ear. This tattoo cannot exceed one inch in length or height in either or both directions.

It is important to note that no tattoos are allowed on the head, face (to include the ears) and scalp; and allowable tattoos on the torso cannot be visible when one is wearing his/her white uniform. These revisions also do not change the Navy’s rules concerning the content of tattoos and other body art anywhere on the body. 

The Navy’s administrative records specifically state: “Tattoos/body art/brands located anywhere on the body that are prejudicial to good order, discipline, and morale or are of a nature to bring discredit upon the naval service are prohibited. For example, tattoos/body art/brands that are obscene, sexually explicit, and/or advocate discrimination based on sex, race, religion, ethnic, or national origin are prohibited. In addition, tattoos/body art/brands that symbolize affiliation with gangs, supremacist or extremist groups, or advocate illegal drug use are prohibited.”

You can read more about these revisions by clicking here.”

So to all of our friends in the Navy who have been waiting to finish up their sleeves or to get a small tattoo on their necks, come on down! We’d love to ink ya at our Waikiki tattoo studio!

434 Tattoo is located at 434 Ena Rd. in Honolulu, Hawaii.  It is one of Hawaii’s best tattoo shops, having won multiple awards, and is run by Tattoo Adam Siehr (Horiyume).  Horiyume has over 20 years in the business and strives for excellent customer service and satisfication. The shop is open from 10a – 10p and contact info & directions can be found below.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

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New Waikiki Tattoo Happenings

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Horiyume with one of his famous clients, Mike Tyson

What up Hawaii Tattoo Lovers!

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Guest Artist – Macho

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get worked on by Korean Tattoo Artist Macho!  It’s been a blast to have him with the crew and his work is on point.

Macho has some dope tattoo designs available for someone looking to pick something premade and ready to go at our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor 434 Tattoo.

You can preview the styles below but there’s nothing like seeing it in person!

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We are open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p, rain or shine.  Come on down and let’s get to work on your next great tattoo! And stay tuned for more news on the return of Takashi to our Waikiki tattoo studio!

Takashi specializes in tebori, the traditional Japanese style of tattooing, and was with us earlier this year and for the Tattoo expo.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Asian Tattooing and Becoming Horiryume

Tattoo Adam Siehr, or Horiyume, has been in the Tattoo Industry for over 20 years!Hear a little bit about Asian Tattooing and its inspiration for Adam in this behind-the-scenes video at our Tattoo Studio in Waikiki, 434 Tattoo!

For more information about Asian tattoos and to learn more, visit our Hawaii tattoo shop, located at 434 Ena Road!  We’re open from 10a-10p each and every day.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Editorial: Honolulu Police Chief Bans Tattoos

“When they say that you have to cover up your tattoos or we’re not going to hire you because of tattoos, they’re looking at it from a very Western perspective,” tattoo artist (Keone) Nunes says. from here

Looks like the freedom and acceptance of visible tattoos in Hawaii is getting pulled over…

Recently, the Honolulu Chief of Police, Louis Kealoha, placed a ban on visible tattoos for police officers. Tattoos are no longer allowed to be visible on police officers in Honolulu and officers will have the option to remove, wear makeup, or long-sleeved uniforms to cover them up.  Interestingly enough, the chief himself has a tattoo that is covered up, which is fascinating if you think about.

As tattoos gain more mainstream acceptance (just look at the number of 2014 World Cup athletes sporting sleeves and other visible tattoos), there are still battles here and there that remind us that many people are conflicted over the professionalism of tattoos.  While it can be argued that many people get tattoos just because, the vast majority of tattooed individuals get something that is meaningful and personal.  While tattoos may be similar, no two tattoos are alike and are they are unique expressions of the individual who wears them.

A tattoo can be a souvenir of a trip.  It can be a memory with a loved one.  It can be an impulse, spur of the moment enjoyment (or regret) that signifies a period of time in someone’ Life.  Tattoos can mean many things.  But do they really mean someone with a tattoo is unprofessional?  Or unable to perform a job?

Cultural practitioner Keone Nunes (quoted above) shares his view about the “Western” take on tattoos.  In Polynesian cultural and here with Hawaiian tattoos, such as the type Nunes applies, the piece has great meaning.  It borders on the line of spiritual and in America, freedom of religious practice still applies last we checked.

Anyhow, today HPD is doing what it is doing and that could change.  Hopefully, other organizations won’t follow suit and reverse the trend of acceptance that is becoming more widespread as time passes.

What to do in Hawaii during the Christmas

Hawaii is one of the prime destinations for tourists from around the world.  Known for its beautiful weather year-round, it is no wonder that people travel across the globe just to spend a few days and if they are lucky, a bit longer, here in the islands.

Many wonder what is there to do in a place like Hawaii, where snow is virtually non-existent.  Though Snow Angels aren’t an option, Sand Angels are one viable alternative and spending some time taking in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the islands are a must.

At our Waikiki tattoo shop434 Tattoo, we’d like to also suggest you consider getting a custom tattoo to remember your trip!  Our team of talented tattoo artists, led by Tattoo Adam, and his 22 years of experience, are more than happy to help you.  We will work hard for you and with you to ensure that you have an amazing tattoo experience while also leaving with something that you’ll be proud to wear for the rest of your Life!

So come on down to our award-winning Honolulu tattoo studio.  We’re here to help you have a great time this Holiday Season!  And stay tuned for the best Hawaii tattoo discounts and Hawaii tattoo deals!

We’ll have more on that soon…

The 411 about 434:

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

New Tattoo Rules in the Army

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It was announced recently that the US Army will be starting a new set of tattoo rules for new members of the Service.  New Servicemen and Servicewomen in the Army will not be allowed to have anything visible above the collar, below the elbow, and below the knee.

This rule is expected to go into effect in the next 30 to 60 days and will not impact current members who have this type of ink, as they will be grandfathered in.

We are all for freedom of expression and share this for anyone out there considering getting a tattoo but who also have the desire to serve.  Think twice about the placement of your ink because it could soon disqualify you from serving in the Armed Forces.  Though the Army is currently the only branch of the military to consider this, it is easy to speculate that this policy will find its ways into the other branches.

In addition to placement, consider what you get.  Anything deemed racist or extremist is also not allowed.  The drunken ‘Anarchy’ symbol is not seeming like such a good idea is it?  There is laser tattoo removal in Honolulu available if its too late or you might consider giving our professional team at our Waikiki tattoo studio a call.

We specialize in every type of tattoo out there and our Hawaii tattoo artists can also give you the best cover-ups you have ever seen.  Tattoo Adam, Owner and President of our Honolulu tattoo parlor, has over twenty years in the business and is more than happy to help.  

Come on down for a free consultation on any Hawaii Custom Tattoos…  We got ya!

The 411 about 434:

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