Best Asian Tattoos in Hawaii

Are you looking for a phenomenal Asian tattoo design?  Want a talented Hawaii tattoo Artist to do it for you without going to the Far East yourself?

Why not stop by and get a free consultation here at 434 Tattoo, one of Hawaii’s Best Tattoo parlors!  Our team can do any type of tattoo out there from Hawaiian tattoos to Polynesian tattoo designs, to old school and new school tattoos, and more! We do however specialize in Japanese style Asian tattoos and original, custom tattoos.

Right now, you can even get an original piece from Korean tattoo artist Macho!  In the past we have also hosted other guest artists from around the world including Japanese tattoo artist Takashi, who was here earlier this year in the lead-up to to the Hawaii tattoo convention.

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Owned and operated by Tattoo Adam, aka Horiyume, over the past 8 years, our Waikiki Tattoo Studio has tattooed people from across the world, and all walks of life.  In another life back in Nevada, Adam even did one of Mike Tyson’s tattoos! Adam’s leadership and expertise is the result of a commitment to grow as an artist each year over the course of the two plus decades that he has been in the tattoo business.

Should you wish to schedule an appointment, we are open from 10:00am to 10:00pm, rain or shine (mostly shine here in Hawaii, it’ll take a hurricane for the rain to take over!), and our Waikiki tattoo shop is conveniently located on the historic Ena Road in Waikiki, on the cusp of Ala Moana.

So come on down and let’s get to inking you!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Hawaii’s Best Tattoo Shop Specializing in Japanese Tattoos

You want a Japanese tattoo?  Look no further.  Our leader Tattoo Adam has over 2 decades of experience and is well-versed in all styles of custom tattoos, in particular Japanese tattoos & Polynesian Hawaiian Tattoos!

Check out this brief tattoo podcast interview featuring Adam, also known as Horiyume, a name he was given by the Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III!

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And if you’re looking to get that next great tattoo illustrating the legends and stories of your life, come on down! Our tattoo shop in Waikiki is open rain or shine, 7 days a week, most holidays, from 10a – 10p.  We offer free consultations and are ready to get your ink on!

See you at our award-winning, one of Hawaii’s Best Tattoo Shops 434 Tattoo!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

What time is it? 420!

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Meet Joe.

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Joe stopped by our Waikiki tattoo shop, 434 Tattoo, to get a Polynesian tattoo while visiting Hawaii.  Joe was taking some time off from work to enjoy the sun, sand, & sea here in the beautiful 808 State!

Joe’s work?

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Joe works in politics in New Hampshire!  As a member of the House of Representatives, Joe listened to the input of his community and was a part of making recent history.  That history?

The New Hampshire House of Representatives was the first legislative body in America to vote for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana.

Recently in Hawaii, laws towards marijuana have been evolving as well.  With more progressive thought and movements making waves across America, it’s only a matter of time before this plant, which is medicine for a great number of people, to be legalized here as well.  This is an issue that is sure to be continued but with marriage equality finally making its way to legality in America, perhaps this will be next.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, should you be looking for your next Hawaiian tattoo, look no further!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Polynesian tattoos in Waikiki

 

 

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Are you in the market for a Polynesian tattoo?

Check out our Waikiki tattoo studio 434 Tattoo for all of your custom tattoo needs!  We specialize in custom tattooing and can give you a personalized and truly unique tattoo, that will be sure to turn heaads and have lots of meaning for you.

Owned by Tattoo Adam, the team here in our Hawaii tattoo shop are skilled in Asian Tattooing, Hawaiian tattoos, and Polynesian tattoo styles along with traditional tattoo artwork.  Pictured above is a piece done on a customer who has been getting tattoed by Adam for the past decade.  He first came in to do some tribal tattoos and his ink collection has grown over time.

Originally from Germany, this gentleman’s journey led him here to Hawaii and over time, the connection to the islands and his roots have gotten deeper here.  Whatever your beliefs may be, getting a custom tattooed piece of art that means something to you is most important!

Where better to get a meaningful tattoo than in Hawaii, where many have described an almost mystical connection?

We are located at 434 Ena Rd., offer free consultations, and competitive rates that are the industry norm.

Come on down!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Bringing in your own artwork for a tattoo

Up North in Canada, there’s a father starting a tattoo tradition that is sure to turn heads.

POPSUGAR and other outlets have recently reported that Keith Anderson started getting tattoos of his son’s creations about 6 years ago.  What began as one piece has extended into a sleeve of work and it appears that it will keep going.

It’s a cool concept for a body of work and people often ask if they can get designs that they or a loved one drew inked on there body.   Everyone is welcome to bring ideas, pictures, and concepts to our Waikiki tattoo studio and we will work with customers to bring any and all tattoo dreams to Life!

Our Hawaii custom tattoo studio 434 tattoo can perform a wide variety of designs including Asian tattooingtribal tattoosHawaiian Tattoo stylesPolynesian tattoos and more!  Just swing through any day, set up a free consultation and let’s start the discussion on your new tattoo!

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We specialize in custom tattooing, which involves creating original custom pieces just for you and are more than happy to share with you what works, offer suggestions on how to make things flow well on your body and more!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

What is a Custom Tattoo?

A quick search of the internet and you will find the definition of tattoo as follows:

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Wait!  Say what?!?!  That’s your random fact of the day as to what the word tattoo can mean.  Here is another definition, which you’re probably a bit more familiar with:

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Tattoos are a form of body modification that have been practiced for a variety of reasons for years. From cultural significance to marks of imprisonment, today’s have occupied a place on our bodies and been a part of all walks of Life.

At our tattoo shop in Waikiki434 Tattoo, our team is skilled in all sorts of tattoo designs ranging from traditional tattoos, old school styles, new school tattoos, Polynesian tattoos, and specifically popular here in Hawaii, Hawaiian tattoos.

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Take the traditional a step back and Horiyume, also known as shop owner Tattoo Adam Siehr, practices Japanese tebori tattoos, which involves the tap of the needles with and no tattoo machine.

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Ultimately what our team strives to create for you are custom tattoos!

Custom tattoos are original creations of artwork, that are then applied to the body.  While Tattoo Flash is something you’ll find on the walls in a tattoo shop, and are quite popular, custom tattoos allow the Tattoo Artist to flex her/his creative muscle and design something that is unique to you.

Custom tattooing is something we take pride in and are well-prepared to do!  For a free consultation on any tattoo, come on by and we’ll happy to discuss the custom tattoo process and answer any tattoo questions you have in general!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Hawaii Tattoo History

Long before our award winning Hawaii Custom Tattoos shop came to ply our trade in the Hawaiian Islands, tattoos in Hawaii were being done for generations in Polynesian.

The word tattoo itself, finds origins in the the word ‘tatau.’  This is not a Hawaiian word since the the Letter ‘T’ is not found in the Hawaiian Alphabet and finds its origins in Tahiti, Tonga, and Samoa. When the Hawaiian culture began to form, the Polynesians who populated the islands and shared heritage and customs with the other Polynesian islands, dubbed the word as ‘Kakau.’

Authentic Hawaiian tattoos were a rich part of the culture and embodied deeper spiritual and cultural meaning.  When the Europeans arrived in the 1800’s, along with them came new customs and new cultural practices.  As a result, the deep history and meaning of tattoos were lost to the masses and went underground, like many other indigenous practices all over the world when the Euro-influences took hold.

Today Hawaiian cultural practitioners of all things Hawaiian, including traditional Hawaiian tattooing, forms of healing (la’au lapa’au), chanting (oli), hula, and more are enjoying a period of revitalization from their hard work to develop and share cultural based learning models and movements.

Check out this video of the Polynesian tattoo tradition to see what it looks like:

As the World continues its march towards globalization, it is important to continue to honor where we have come from and not forget all of the customs and traditions that got us here.  For meaningful tattoos in Hawaii, come on down to our Waikiki Tattoo parlor, led by Tattoo Adam and his over two decades of experience in custom tattooing.  He has been in Hawaii for almost 2/3 of that time and has a great appreciation and understanding for Hawaiian tattooing, its meaning, and the history.

We are open daily from 10a – 10p.  Consultations are free and scheduling an appointment is recommended.  Walk-ins are also welcome, we just don’t want to keep you waiting because it can get busy!

Hope to see you 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