Hawaii Tattoo: 434 Tattoo, A Year in Review

Another year is winding down at our Waikiki tattoo parlour, 434 Tattoo, and while Lil Wayne or Wiz Khalifa skipped out at our offers to tattoo them, we still had a monumental year since starting this humble online publication but a blink of a year ago (flashback to our first ever post).

In January, we got off to a famous start as Marko inked Grammy Award winning Rap Superstar T-Pain!  T-Pain got the real pain and Marko sketched and did a small piece for him while he was on the island.  And T-, if you want some more pain, Marko’s got you on the Tattoo removal:

Just joking and onto February, Tattoo Adam inked this custom lion tattoo, a sequel to the first piece you’ll see soon enough:

As the Ides of March rolled in, we remembered the Waikiki Tattoo shop, Hart and Huntington, who saw their doors closed.  We wonder who was surprised by the short tenure of the corporate tattoo shop?  In Hawaii, where our Oahu tattoo parlor is located, they say that the rain is a blessing, while April showered, we were showered with a visit from tattooist, Ariano Delano.

May was a big month for us.  Tattoo Adam took off on an adventure in the Philippines, and JMAW, joined the 434 Tattoo Ohana as Blogger/Content Editor.  Here’s his first piece with us:

Oh, wait, meant to put his first written piece, that’s the first custom tattoo he ever had from Tattoo Adam.  June saw our team member, tattoo artist Andy Burley get married by Minister Adam (he wears many hats) and our shop g0t featured in the new island publication, 808 Ink Magazine.  They might have some typos but you can’t mistake the custom ink coutesy of Tattoo Adam.

In July, we had a few laughs courtesy of a cheerleader with some attitude, and were visited by another celebrity as fashion and jewelry designer of Rock’n’Roll Couture, Amal Guessous, stopped by.

August came on down and we explored the world of facial tattoos, polynesian tattoo style and in September, the fun didn’t stop as we started to take you behind the scenes with our Tattoo videos.  Adam and Marko took ‘Center Stage’ and were featured in an Art Show.  We even did a public service announcement about tattoos.

As we entered Fall, October saw us drop a little 411 about the history of the tattoo laws in Hawaii, and we also held our first ever Military Appreciation Month in November.  November was a huge month in general as Hawaii was the site of APEC 2011 and our deals didn’t stop as we offered more appreciation deals to the agencies to come in and get some ink done. What else you ask? Well, Adam and Arlita’s son, Andrew celebrated his first birthday!!!  And we broke into the Google Top Ten in a category which eluded us for some time.  That Google…

Marko even cut a commercial for us!

And that pretty much brings you up to date to December.  It’s been a crazy year and from our crazy (in a good way) crew to yours, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.  We’re looking forward to putting a piece of beauty on you soon.

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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Great News in Hawaii

We have some great news about happenings this week in Hawaii.  First up, our custom tattoo artists, Tattoo Adam and Marko Livingston, will have their artwork featured at the Center Stage Stage Art Show.  Be sure to check it out and get your own painting to adorn the walls from your favorite tattooists.

We also have this breaking news and are ready to report that our Weezy Forecast predicts without a doubt that a Category Massive Level event will hit as the flow of Lil Wayne touches down with Weezy’s 2011 Hawaii Concert on Sept. 24.  If you haven’t copped a ticket, don’t worry, you can check out the radio stations because it sounds like those fools copped them all and are giving them away like grains of rice.

And maybe the greatest news of all: I just got a call from GEICO and saved money on auto insurance.  Nah, just joke, we know that ain’t new, but the Gecko is kinda cool.

And while this blog didn’t focus too much on it, we also tattoo people.  So what are you waiting for?  Duh, nothing!  Come on down to our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor, the happiest place on Earth and throughout the galaxy, 434 Tattoo.

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Weezy Forecast

Breaking News!!!

Storm's a brewing...

On the heels of the stormy weekend on the East Coast of the US, another storm is shaking the earth, as the Weezy storm made landfall today.  This storm is sure to fill the airwaves with the sound of more of that Lil Wayne thunder…

Tha Carter IV was released today with much fanfare and though Weezy said, Sorry 4 the Wait, the wait was well worth it and this is sure to be another classic.  We expect the storm to reach epic proportion in the coming month when the Tattooed Celebrity Rapper makes a visit to the islands.

Speaking of visits, T-Pain, who’s worked with Lil Wayne in the past (and has also made a guest appearance at our Honolulu Tattoo Parlor) makes a cameo on the album.

So whether it’s storm rain, rhymes of Wayne or Pain, any, and all, we at 434 Tattoo, are here to show you how to love custom tattooing.  Come in today to our Waikiki Tattoo shop, and let’s get to rapping about your custom tattoo!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

434 Couture Coming Soon…

Just like Rappers like Lil Wayne and T-Pain release singles before their albums come out, we’re here to give you a teaser about one of our upcoming releases.

While we are known for being the top Honolulu Tattoo Parlour, we also carry tattoo-aftercare products and offer a bit of 434 Couture.  Our clothing designs are like custom tattoos, inked by the tattooists (Marko Livingston and Tattoo Adam) themselves. Stay tuned because coming to this blog, the world premiere of the new design for the next Tattoo T-Shirt and fly your 434 colors all across the 808, the world, and throughout the Universe.

You can find our merchandise at our shop or online!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

We Paint On More Than Just Skin…

Next time you’re browsing our friendly neighborhood Waikiki Tattoo Parlor for your first/next/most wanted custom tattoo, be sure to look up.  Not only might you see one of the Tattoo Gods but you can also check out the paintings we have on display/for sale created by the one and only Marko Livingston.

Marko and Tattoo Adam will also have some of their other work on display next month at the upcoming Art Show at Inspiration, Honolulu Design Center.  More details on the date and time of the show to follow…

Speaking of next month, Lil Wayne visits Hawaii to hustle hard and perform on September 24.  As of now, there have been  no other Weezy sightings yet… But here’s a cool website to tide you storm chasers over and get your fix on the NOLA native and where you can download Lil Wayne’s underground mixtapes (and remixes of his hits) for free.  JMAW’s Note: If you haven’t, Dedication Volume 2 and No Ceilings are two of the sickest albums Mr. Carter has ever made, period. 

Until next time, keep on tuning into the same 434 channel, same 434 time.

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Polynesian Face Tattoos

Only in Polynesia, will you find tattoos as intricate and laid out in such a way on the body as this one…

In particular with the Maori people of New Zealand, the more tattoos one had was associated with social ranking and only the highest ranking could get the facial tattoo (ta moko).

While facial tattoos are not necessarily a new thing, as evidenced by Rappers Lil Wayne (coming to Hawaii in September), Gucci Mane, and the Game, they are certainly one of the more painful forms to expression and body modification via tattoo.

Here at 434 Tattoo, Hawaii’s #1 destination for custom tattoos, you can come on in and get all your meaningful Polynesian and Hawaiian tattoo designs done.   Whether you are ready for your facial tattoo, a sleeve, a body suit, one piece, as always, consultations on your tattoos are free.  So stop on by, our Honolulu tattoo parlor is open seven days a week from 10a-10p.  We look forward to working with you!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Hawaii Storm Report: Tropical Storm Weezy

There’s a tattoo storm building up and will roll through Hawaii as Rapper Lil Wayne performs on Oahu in September.  We will keep you posted about this event as it will most likely build to a category 5 type of storm in the islands.

Wayne, also known as Weezy, is a main-stay in the celebrity tattoo scene.  At last count, he had between 8 to 11 tattoos… on his face!

The guy is also a pretty successful on the music-side of things with Multi-Platinum Albums, Grammy Awards, the Young Money Record Label, as well as being the one of the most featured artists in the industry.

Stay tuned as your talented team of tattoists and reporters cover this storm.  We have had Grammy Winners (T-Pain) stop by to get inked in the past and our Waikiki tattoo shop has even been hit by a flood awhile back.  But the storm of Lil Wayne would be something far different.

Stay tuned as we track this storms development and discuss some of the tattoos of Lil Wayne…

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287