Tattoo Aftercare in Hawaii

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Did you know that Spring is the perfect time to get a tattoo in Hawaii?

Well, the majority of the year works well because we always have phenomenal weather but the Spring is great because it’s just a bit cooler and the times where the heat & humidity are higher aren’t fun at all to deal with a healing tattoo.

Here a few tattoo aftercare tips to aid in the recovery of your skin and for your tattoo to look awesome for a lifetime!

  1. Listen to your artist’s advice.  They do this for a living and have practices that they have found to work.
  2. Never re-bandage a tattoo.  Remove the bandage after an hour to protect the skin in the beginning and to start the recovery process.
  3. Wash your new tattoo at least twice a day.  You can take as many showers as you like during the day but it is important that you clean your skin where the tattoo is so that proper healing can take place.
  4. Apply a light layer of moisturizer so that your skin can breathe after you wash the new ink and throughout the day should it start to dry out.
  5. Avoid swimming in the ocean or a pool right after getting a tattoo. Bodies of water have a plethora of fun little micro-organisms that would love to make your open flesh their home. You don’t want them living and making their mess on you!
  6. Don’t stay in direct sunlight for long, or in general, if possible.  If you’re job or life prevents you from avoid the sun, wear losing, comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely and not chafe the sensitive, healing skin.
  7. Once the tattoo is healed and you resume your activity in the, wear sunscreen.  The sun will damage your skin period and it can wreak havoc on a tattoo.
  8. If you notice any irregularities, contact your tattoo artist. They can let you know if something isn’t right.  If swelling persists for longer than a few days, consider seeing a doctor as you might have a reaction that is better to get checked out than not.
  9. Think positive thoughts while your skin recovers.  The tattoo should be a powerful, awesome memory that you live with for life so the more positivity you express, the better all will be.
  10. And take care.  You live in this body once so enjoy this motherfucker!

If you are in the market for a new tattoo this spring, come visit our tattoo shop in Waikiki! We have won multiple awards over the year as one of Hawaii’s best tattoo studios and we work hard to continue our proud tradition.

434 Tattoo is open 7 days a week, from 10a -10p and we’re happy to be of service for any and all of your inking needs.  Owned and operated by Tattoo Adam Siehr (Horiyume), we pride ourselves in great work and making you feel great!  So let’s make greatness whenever you are ready!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

 

Traditional Japanese Tattoos in Hawaii

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Japanese tattooing is very near and dear to our hearts here at 434 Tattoo, our Waikiki custom tattoo shop.

A few years ago, Tattoo Adam was recognized by the legendary Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III with the name Horiyume, which recognized Adam’s commitment to the art, his years of service, and dedication to improve.  One ways that Horiyume does that is by practicing the artform, in multiple fashions.

“Sensei (Horiyoshi III) will practice painting every day to continue working on the art.” Horiyume comments.

If you are interested in getting a traditional Japanese style tattoo in Hawaii, we have multiple options available through Horiyume for you.  The experience of getting a traditional Japanese tebori tattoo is but one of example how Horiyume can provides custom Japanese tattoo artwork for clients.

“It’s a bit more relaxing, almost like a massage.” One client remarked in reference to his experience with Tebori.

The sacred connection between tattooing is often lost in today’s popular culture but the roots of our traditions hold value to the holistic being whether they can be seen or not.

Check out this video by Vice to learn more about the sacred art of Japanese tattooing and come on down to get your own sacred ink on!

Where to get a backpiece tattoo in Hawaii?

In the market for a large tattoo?  In particular are you or a loved one wondering where to get a backpiece tattoo in Hawaii?

Look no further and consider you search over!  Tattoo Adam (Horiyume) has been tattooing pieces, big & small, any styles & all, and is ready to guide you through this meaningful process!

Where to get Backpiece Tattoo in Hawaii

Hailing from Milwaukee, Adam apprenticed in the old school way and has kept up with all the newest trends.  His balanced knowledge and experience gives the customer a well-rounded, professional session each time that draws upon the best training from around the world.

In addition to time worked at conventions all over the globe, Adam has been to Japan to be tattooed by and learn from the great Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III.  A legend in the industry, Horiyoshi gave Adam the name of Horiyume to signify the amound of time (over two decades) of dedication that Adam has devoted to the craft.

Based at 434 Tattoo, one of the best tattoo studios in Honolulu, Adam is available by appointment and takes walk-ins as well. We specialize in custom tattoos and strive to give our customers a truly unique and memorable experience each time they come in.  Give us a call today and let’s undertake the journey of your backpiece!

You’re in good hands at our Waikiki tattoo studio and we’ve got you covered!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

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

 

Hawaii’s Best Tattoo Shop Welcomes You!

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Come one, come all, come any day of the week, from 10a – 10p to one of Hawaii’s Best Tattoo shops 434 Tattoo to start working on that New Year’s Resolution of a new body, new tattoo, new you!

Our ohana is led by Horiyume Tattoo Adam, and his 23 years of service in the industry.  We frequently feature international guest artists and have apprenticed a number of aspiring artists over the years.

The philosophy here is for our Waikiki tattoo shop to be the happiest place on Earth, where you the customer get the best service and an amazing tattoo!  We specialize in Asian tattoo styles, traditional Hawaiian & Polynesian tattoos, and love to give custom tattoos, or truly unique, one of a kind pieces!

So swing on by! We are conveniently located near Waikiki and Ala Moana, accessible by all parts of the island, and ready to take on you next ink project!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Star Wars, Tattoos, & Apprentices

The world, particularly the internet, has been a buzz with the new Star Wars movie that is coming out on Dec. 18.  Seems like every day there’s some new piece of news, seconds of footage, & more that has audiences hungering for the Force to be with them. Wonder if there will be an influx of people with new Star Wars tattoos?

Something about Masters, Jedi & Sith alike, and their apprentices, eh?

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Speaking of apprenticeships, Horiyume Tattoo Adam has had a number of people aspire to apprentice and become tattoo artists but only a handful have ‘graduated’ and become full-fledged tattootists.  It’s a tough process that requires hard work, dedication, artistic interest, & talent.

“I was brought up in the old school tattooing world so I teach that along with the current methods.” Adam shares.

Meet Tiff Domingo. A Kauai native by way of Oregon & Pennsylvania, with stops across the continental US along the way, Tiff’s been with our Waikiki Tattoo Shop ohana since August of this past year and got licensed with the state in July of this year.

Tiff has been working hard to make it in her apprenticeship and is currently on the journey.  Pictured above, you’ll find Tiff undertaking one her apprenticeship tests: putting a tattoo on herself under the watchful eye of Horiyume.

Tiff likes & aspires to create new traditional pieces, sacred geometry tattoos, 3-D biomech tattoos, and portrait tattoos. She is currently working on developing her flash in addition to her duties at the shop.  To follow Tiff’s progress and see some of her art, check out her Instagram @tiffany024.

We are pulling for Tiff to rise up in the ranks of tattooing.  Under the guidance of Adam’s two plus decades in the tattoo industry, the sky could be the limit.

For any tattoo questions or needs, contact us at our Waikiki tattoo shop, 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

 

 

 

 

Guest Tattoo Artist in Waikiki – Book Now!

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Macho, guest tattoo artist from Korea will be joining the ohana here at our Waikiki tattoo studio starting in November! We are very excited for him to be coming out to the islands and being a part of one of Hawaii’s best tattoo shops!

You can start booking your appointments for a slot with Macho by contacting us via email or telephone, both listed below. Walk-ins are of course welcome though there are the following advantages to booking ahead:

  1. Guaranteed time slot – Your scheduled appointment guarantees you will have an appointment with the artist that you want to do the piece for you.  Walk-in runs the risk of the artist not being available, you both not having enough time, or something happened where the shop is not open around the time you walk in.
  2. Advance consultation – We offer free consultations on tattoos to all tattoos but if you book with us, that gives you the opportunity to talk with your artist, factor in any questions you might have, and also do some research.  Oftentimes, an artist will ask for an image for reference so you can print one or share it via smartphone.  The consultation will make the tattoo process much smoother.
  3. For a Guest Artist – Their schedules tend to be a little bit more intense because they have things they need to take care of off-site and the demand for their work is higher because of their limited availability.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to have a truly unique tattoo from one of Korea’s finest tattoo artists!

We’re happy to help you no matter what you want to do so no worries if you can’t schedule an appointment if it’s beyond your control.  It’s fast paced, complicated life these days so we understand.  But if you can schedule, we recommend it so that we can guarantee you we’ll have the time to get you that next amazing piece of ink!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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