Japanese Tattoos by Hand in Hawaii

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.

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“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 the Thai Tattoo Experience series. 

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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.

From InkArmy.com
From InkArmy.com

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.

Take care and come and get inked today!

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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Hand Poked Tattoos in Hawaii

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Check out this recent custom tattoo completed at our tattoo studio in Waikiki!

This work was done by our Waikiki tattoo shop‘s very own, Karl Juthans.

This is not Karl’s first jump into the technique as he has been working on it for some time.  You can read up and see more of Karl’s tattoos done in this technique online here.

Tattooing with needles and by tapping was the original method of inking, prior to the invention of machines, and have a special place in the history of tattooing.

Recently 434 Tattoo shop owner, Tattoo Adam, returned from Thailand, where he was inspired by their own version of tattooing without machines.

Stay tuned to hear more about what Adam has in store there!

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

American Hand Poked Tattoos

Recently Karl Juthans  started this piece, pictured below:

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This piece has been done in the American Hand Poked Style, and took about 6-7 hours to complete.  Picture below is the second session of the tattoo.1524790_649409325124400_903869189_n

Hand poking tattoos and tapping tattoos trace their technique and roots back to multiple cultures and this style in particular is a bit different.  For example, the Samoan and Polynesian tattooing techniques utilizes two tools to tap the the piece onto the skin.  Another variation is the traditional Japanese style of tattooing, which involves the use of a long rod to ink the tattoo into place.

Stay tuned for more updates on this style and if you’re interested in a custom tattoo, please feel free to stop by our award-winning Honolulu tattoo studio.  Our team of talented and caring Hawaii tattoo artists are very experienced, professionally licensed and certified by the Department of Health, and happy to assist you in developing a piece that you will love for the rest of your life.

We are located at 434 Ena Road and we are 434 Tattoo!!!

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

Becoming a Tattoo Artist in Hawaii

What does it mean to become a tattoo artist in Hawaii?

You might ask a member our Hawaii tattoo studioKarl Doubledown Juthans.  Hailing from Canada, we’ve tracked a few elements of Karl’s work over the years here at 434 Tattoo.

What began as an interest, grew into a Love,  and has become a profession, as Karl has weaved his way through different walks of Life and got tattooed more and more along the way.   Over the last few years, Karl has been apprenticing with Tattoo Adam, Owner and President of this humble Waikiki Tattoo shop.

He has come and gone from the islands only to return once more, with renewed energy and passion for the art and the industry.  It’s cool to see him back plying his trade here.

The beauty of youth is that with it is a hunger to succeed.  Check out what Karl does in his free time to continue his growth and development as a tattooist.

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That’s Tattoo Adam helping him place the stencil for…

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A tattoo he inked on himself!  This isn’t the first time he has taken the tattoo machine to his own skin believe it or not.  Check out this blast from the past of the first piece he inked on himself a few years back:

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Day by day, we all grow, whether we want to or now and Karl is working hard to do just that in his trade.  Hard work in the trade is a big part of 434 Tattoo and the 2o plus years that Tattoo Adam brings to the table and as a leader.

Come on down to 434 Tattoo, our Honolulu tattoo parlor, recognized as the Best in Custom Tattooing on the island four years and counting, and check our team out.  Consultations are free and we’ll work with you to create an awesome memory!

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

Tattoos in the Philippines

Recently the ohana of our Honolulu tattoo studio  took the overseas by storm and hit up the Philippines for a tattoo conventionDudutan 2013!  On hand to tear it up was Hawaii Custom tattoo artist Adam Siehr, owner of 434 Tattoo.

434, a top tattoo shop in Hawaii, also had another representative at the show: Karl Doubledown Juthans, tattoo artist by way of Canada and Hawaii, who apprenticed with Tattoo Adam.

Here are some more highlights from the adventures of the event.  Enjoy!

Tattoo Adam with an event promoter at Asia’s largest tattoo convention!

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The booths are lined up and ready!

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434 is internationally infamous!  Tattoo Adam working on Doubledown’s tattoo backpiece was featured in the paper!

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Doubledown putting on some ink of his own as the crowd gathers to watch the art of the up and comer!

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Enjoying the sensation of getting worked on!

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Come and get tattooed by our Waikiki Tattoo parlor crew 7 days a week, rain or shine!  We’re open from 10a-10p and we’re here to serve ya the best on the island!

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

 

Tattoo Television

Be sure to check out KITV4 at 5pm to check out these two:

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Tattoo Adam

Our Hawaii Tattoo Shop Owner Adam Siehr and:

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Tattoo Artist Karl Juthans  dish the info about custom tattooingtattoos in Hawaii, and what we do at the best Hawaii tattoo shop

434 Tattoo!!!

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

 

 

Pacific Ink & Art Expo Pau Hana

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The Pacific Ink & Art Expo saw its second incarnation this past week and our Waikiki Tattoo Studio was on hand to take part in the event and do some custom tattoos for any and all.  Pictured above is Tattoo Adam and Yoshi showing off the work on their bodysuits at the event.

Also on hand was Hawaii Tattoo Artist (by way of LA), 434 Tattoo‘s  Logan.  Check out Tattoo Adam and Logan chilling at the booth repping our Hawaii tattoo shop.

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And making a cameo at the event, Karl ‘Doubledown’ Juthans, from the 434 family, who returned to Hawaii from his adventures tattooing people around the US and in Canada.  Welcome back Doubledown and be sure to catch him while he’s in town!

Rain or shine, expo or not, our team of talented tattooists led by Adam Siehr and his 22 years of custom tattooing will take care of you!  Let’s get you some ink!

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