New Tattoo this Holiday Season

So you’re sitting around.

It’s your birthday.

Or maybe it’s Christmas (and in fact in two days it will be just that).

Or you just got abducted by aliens (see Georges St. Pierre, who recently vacated his UFC title Welterweight, which he’s held for five years and is suffering memory less, possibly due to abduction), and well, it’s probably time you get a tattoo, eh?

This 103 y/o Granny celebrated her recent birthday was a tattoo!  Catch the scoop here.

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Here’s a great tattoo themed Christmas gift for the kids (and/or your fun friends)… The Tattoo Colouring Book!

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And here’s a great take on Georges St. Pierre and aliens.

If you’re not inspired to come get inked, then Happy Holidays anyway because our Waikiki tattoo parlour is the happiest place in all of the land!  Our award-winning team of talented Tattoo Artists in Hawaii are happy to help you in getting set for a design that you’ll wish you didn’t wait until 103 to get!

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

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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

2013 Pacific Ink and Art Expo News

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It was recently announced that the 2013 Pacific Ink and Art Expo was sold out!!!  Say what?

The event, which is yet to happen, is not sold out to the public but tattoo artists hoping to set up temporary shop for the public and fellow folks in the industry.  The promoters of the event are hoping to rework the floor plan to accommodate more businesses interested in taking part at this second annual Hawaii tattoo convention.  

There is also the opportunity for an additional 10-20 business vendors interested in setting up shop.  Last years event featured a host of well-known artists from around the world, exhibits, and demonstrations of live traditional Polynesian tattooing.  Stay tuned here for all your Hawaii tattoo news and check out the official Pacific ink & Art Expo homepage for more details.

And if you just can’t wait for some Hawaii Custom Tattoos, come on down to 434 Tattoo, our tattoo studio in Waikiki for your free consultation and the best custom tattooing on Oahu!

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 Hawaii Tattoo Website

Check out our new Hawaii Tattoo website, www.434Tattoo.com, the place where you can learn about what goes on around our Waikiki tattoo shop.  Shop Owner and Custom tattooist, Tattoo Adam, and artist Karl ʻDoubledownʻ Juthans, were the masterminds behind the new and improved site.

In addition to getting all your 411 about 434 in one unique place, you can also get quick access to our Instagr.am and Tumblr Feeds where you can check out new tattoos as well as some of our other custom tattoo work.

Weʻd like to thank all of you who stop by the shop for your ink and who check us out virtually at our site and here at the blog.  Your support is appreciated!  Please feel free to stop by for your free consultation or to set up your next tattoo appointment!

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

And for those of you waiting for our WTF Wednesday Blurb…

Wait no further:

That looks more like WTO, What The Ouch!!!

Hawaii Tattoo Shops: 434 Tattoo is Growing

Change is in the air at our tattoo shop in Waikiki, 434 Tattoo, with Doubledown, growing through his apprenticeship and working more, in addition to our three Full-Time Hawaii Tattoo Artists, led by Tattoo Adam, owner of our shop and custom tattooist with 20 years of experience, it was time for a change.

“We picked up an additional space behind our shop,” Adam shares, “and are growing into it.”

 

Adam is pictured above, literally above on the second level of the new addition.  The space is developing an artist’s station, and may feature a pull-out mat, for people to lay down and get tattooed.  “That’s how it is in Japan.”

The new room has space for two artists on the lower level and one on the upper deck.  “We could have up to 5 artists working at one time.”

With change, comes new opportunity, oftentimes adversity, but that’s just Life isn’t it?

Our Waikiki tattoo parlor, is open 7 days a week from 10a to 10p and is conveniently located at 434 Ena Rd., close to Wailana Coffee House, the military Hale Koa Hotel, and in between the famous Ala Moana Beach Park and Waikiki Strip.  Come on down, say hello, and get your free consultation, ink, and more!

 

Hawaii Tattoo Shop Preservation

Amal Guessous came back for a ring finger tattoo with Andy last month and well, to celebrate the celebrity tattoo Andy got really drunk and slept on the floor because he needed a place to stay and look what he did…

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Since Andy doesn’t drink, we ruled out the first scenario and pulled our CSI hats on and tried to figure out the Truth behind this Unsolved Mystery….

The facts: Sometime between 430a-600a, someone kicked in the door and no motion occurred inside so the sensor went off.

Tattoo Adam‘s Mom had a lead: Probably bikers… Adam’s early years in tattooing included lots of bikers so it easy to see how Mom might have a hunch about bikers and tattoos.

“We did have a biker stop by, he was in all black, a brand new 40,000 dollar Harley, and had on all leather goggles rocking the Harley logo but no colors.” So we can rule that one out.

Or maybe he was undercover….

Someone upstairs was calling out to the shop “white boys!” and there was some back and forth there but nothing came of it.

Could it be patrons of the Restaurant next door because sometimes we have to rev engines on our own motorcycles and they aren’t fans of the music that Harley’s sing.

“Maybe the angry truck drivers because we put a few stickers on the trucks when they park in front.” Andy suggested.

Could it be that someone was mad about a custom tattoo from our Honolulu Tattoo studio?

“Probably one of the other guys.” Adam jokes.

“Motherfucker, why’s it gotta be one of us?” Andy inquires back.

Most likely, it was just someone drunk who kicked it. Whoever you are, not cool? What did the kind glass at our Waikiki tattoo shop ever do to you? Whatever the case, we will carry on and continue to be your favorite award winning Honolulu custom tattooing studio!

See you soon at 434 Tattoo!

Caffeine, Tattoos, and Pain

T-Pain got the real pain at 434 Tattoo, our Waikiki Tattoo Shop.  Mike Tyson got the real pain from shop owner, Tattoo Adam.  Thousands of others get the real pain each year from our talented team of Hawaii Tattoo Artists.  Point being, tattoos are painful…

Getting your first tattoo in Hawaii, or anywhere, for that matter can be a little intense.  No matter if it’s your first tattoo or an additional one, you don’t know what to expect or how your body is going to respond to the experience.  Here are a couple tips we’ve learned over the years so that the process flows:

Doubledown: “Don’t drink caffeine. In World War II, caffeine was given to prisoners so that the pain from torture would be felt more.”

Andy Burley: “Try to do something relaxing beforehand.  You’re going to want to feel relaxed, you know, get your 6-8 hours of sleep.  You should also eat a big meal and take about 45 minutes before getting your tattoo.  And relax.”

And if you’re wondering what to do after, we can go to Tattoo Adam for the (comic relief) wisdom on tattoo aftercare:  “Go to a dirty massage parlor with lots of germs, they’ll wash it down for you and put on the ointment…”

All jokes aside, there are a lot of different tips and techniques out there to make your tattoo experience, memorable, safe, and to ease the real pain! So come on down, our award-winning Honolulu Tattoo Studio, offers free consultations and touch-ups for life, and we always offer the best in Hawaii tattoo discounts and deals around!

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