Japanese tattooing is very near and dear to our hearts here at 434 Tattoo, our Waikiki custom tattoo shop.
A few years ago, Tattoo Adamwas recognized by the legendary Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi IIIwith 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!
A great influences over Tattoo Adam (Horiyume) and his work is Asian Tattoos. Having received tattoos and insight from the legendary Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III. The result of his passion and interest in this distinct style of the art form has led to refining his own original custom tattooing vision.
“The best part of tattooing is when the client walks away stoked with something original and truly custom, that is unique to that person.” Adam shares.
Part of the unique experience in getting an original Asian tattoo, is the story and meaning behind it. The placement, the direction, the piece itself contribute to the story being told with tattoo, and it is important because the tattooist can be director that brings that vision to life.
“Often I’ll see it when I look at the blank canvas of the skin.” He continues.
To see some of those stories and more of Horiyume’s work, check him out on Instagram (@horiyume_tattooadam). To schedule an appointment, check out our contact info below. We are open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p and are here to help that vision come to life at 434 Tattoo, our Waikiki tattoo studio!
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!
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.
Japanese tattoos have long held allure to those of us living in Western civilization.
From association with the honorably, strong Samurai Warriors of the past to the powerful Yakuza figures of more recent years, Japanese culture signifies much to people from all walks of life. Add in the depth and meanings behind the symbols of Japanese tattoos and you have a truly unique artform that transcends time.
With all that going for Japanese tattoo styles, it’s no small wonder why they are so popular!
Over the years, Tattoo Adam, our Owner & Lead Artist of our Waikiki tattoo shop, 434 Tattoo, has seen it all. In his two plus decades of tattooing he has also evolved and cultivated his own, unique custom tattoo style that is heavily influenced by traditional Japanese artwork.
Adam was recently honored by the revered Japanese Tattoo Master Horiyoshi III when he was named Horiyume by the legend. It was a symbol of the time, study, & hard work that Adam put into the craft. Around the same time, Adam began to take his practice of the traditional tattoo methods further by taking up tebori, Traditional Japanese Tattooing.
So if you’re looking for a truly original and authentic Japanese tattoo experience in Hawaii, stop by our tattoo studio in Waikiki! Ask for Horiyume and prepare to get your suit on!
Adam also is a practitioner of tebori traditional Japanese style tattooing at our tattoo shop in Waikiki. Adam was given the name of Horiyume by the legendary tattoo artist, Horiyoshi III, from Yokohama Japan. A long-time student, customer, and friend of the Japanese Master, Horiyume gifted the name to Adam, which means curving dream.
If you’re interested in learning more about our services, please feel free to stop by! We are open 7 days a week and are ready, willing, & eager to serve ya!
Enjoy these images of Adam’s work on Japanese Dragon Tattoos at various stages of their creation.
Better yet, stop gawking, and swing by to talk with Adam, yourself!
And if you’re ready to go beyond just talking and get to inking, the first step in getting the Dragon Tattoo of your dreams is to decide on what type of dragon you are interested in. Though Adam specializes in custom Asian styles, he can also do western, mystical dragon tattoos.
So bring your ideas and let’s get that new dragon tattoo on you!