Our tattoo studio in Waikiki is ready to rock for you!
We have a talented team that specializes in custom tattooing so you are sure to get an original, new piece. Led by Horiyume Tattoo Adam Siehr, we strive to give the best service around and aim to be the happiest place you’ll visit each day you stop by!
Horiyume has over 23 years of experience, having tattooed across the United States, here in Hawaii, and at conventions & shops around the world! He has created a vibe here that has a history of homegrown and international talent, who have stopped in to work from time to time. We have even inked some huge celebrities including Grammy Award Winner, T-Pain!
So the next time you’re ready for a tattoo or yearning to get some Asian ink, check us out! We are open 7 days a week, from 10a – 10p. Appointments are best to guarantee your spot but walk-ins are always welcome!
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!
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!
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!
With so many tattoo shops popping up and located all across the world, it’s easy to wonder where you should you even begin to look for a Waikiki tattoo shop while visiting the island of Oahu! Let the search end now!
Check us out, we got you!
Our Waikiki tattoo studio is open 7 days a week and you can come on down and get inked by the best in the business here in Hawaii! We have won the award for Honolulu’s Best Custom Tattooing Studio for five years running and our Owner/Lead Artist Tattoo Adam Siehr has over two decades of experience in the business.
If you’re also interested in finding an artist who practicesTebori in Hawaii, look no further!
Long a goal of Tattoo Adam, and inspired further by his recent trip to Thailand and experiences there, Tebori and hand-poking tattoos are on the horizon for the Hawaii Custom Tattoo Shops Owner.
“Last year was a tough year and my vision for the space (pictured above) was clouded, but now I’m ready to go into it.” Adam shares candidly, having faced some trials and tribulations in 2013. Despite the adversity, Adam is as determined as ever to keep evolving and getting better as a custom tattoo artist.
“When I was young, I was drawn to Asian tattoos.” he continues and has often shared. Having frequented Japan and Thailand, Adam has had the opportunity to get tattooed by and learn from such legends in traditional methods as Horiyoshi III, the Japanese tattoo master, and a number of Thai Tattoo Monks, who you can read most recently about in theThai Tattoo Experience series.
“Tebori is something I’ve always wanted to do.” Adam says about the Japanese style of tattooing by hand. For a cool explanation of Tebori, check out this blurb from InkArm.com:
“Tebori is the traditional Japanese style of hand tattooing. It is believed to have risen to prominence in Japan during the 18th or 19th century; as professional tattooists first appeared in the capital city of Edo. Traditionally, the process is done entirely by hand; Even the crafting of the tool took on a special significance. Steel needles were arranged in rows, and tied to a long handle of bamboo which would rest across the thumb of the tattooist’s left hand; with the end of the handle grasped in his right.”- See more here.
Freehand tattoos and hand-poked tattoos are not a new thing in the tattoo world nor are they new at our tattoo studio in Waikiki. Our team of talented Hawaii Tattoo artists are a part of an award-winning studio, voted the Honolulu’s Best Custom Tattooing Studio for multiple years and counting! Check out this blog about Karl Juthans and his hand-poked work.
Feel free to contact us any time to learn more about the different tattoo styles and what we can do for you. We are open 7 days a week, rain or shine, from 10a to 10p and are happy to set you up with a free consultation!
If you’re interested in getting Tebori work done, ask for Tattoo Adam and he will consult with you to see what you’re needs and interests are.