Interesting Tattoo Story

Earlier this week, an older gentlemen stopped in to get a tattoo.  Little did we know…

“He asked me to put a tattoo on his forehead…”  ~ Marko

As we reported previously in discussing Hawaii Tattoo Laws, Facial Tattoos weren’t always so easy to get and people needed a Doctor’s Note for such a thing (and one for Hand Tattoos as well).  In the past, we also discussed some of the challenges people can face when getting a face tattoo, but at this stage in the game, we’re guessing he’s not so worried about that.  (Note: Marko did not tattoo the guy.  “He asked for four letters on his forehead. I didn’t ask which letters…” ~Marko  “Rule of thumb amongst tattoo artists is to not tattoo someone’s neck, face or hands if there are no visible tattoos.”  ~Tattoo Adam)

We are 434 Tattoo and we Tattoo.  Come on down to our Hawaii Tattoo Parlor and take part in the festivities (we’ll custom tattoo you even if you’re not in the market for inking your face).  We are open every day from 10a-10p and if you catch us in November, right in time for Hawaii Veterans Day 2011, you can join us for Military Appreciation Month.  In honor of the ladies and gentlemen of our Armed Forces, we are offering 25% a session for military personnel.  Our shop is conveniently located near the military Hale Koa Hotel and feel free to stop on by for a free consultation.

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

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434’s Finest

These pics from this past weekend’s Center Stage event featuring 434 Tattoo‘s own Tattoo Adam and Marko Livingston.  Our tattooists are known for their artwork gracing the bodies of clients but on this occasion, they had the chance to share another side of their artistry with some painted work on display and for sale at the event and we also feature a few pieces up in our Honolulu Tattoo Parlor.  We also have some of these pieces for sale in the shop as well as our 434 t-shirts and other merchandise.

So next time you’re in the neighborhood for a walk, in the market for a custom tattoo, or just looking for something to grace your living room wall, be sure to check us out in our Waikiki Tattoo Studio!

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

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

Art Imitates Life

Waikiki Tattoo Shop, Hawaii’s own 434 Tattoo, will be on display and featured later this month on September 23 and 24, at the Center Stage Art Show.  Paintings from our tattooists and other talented artists will be for sale and on display!

So if you love our art but don’t want to wear it, then come on down and pick up a custom piece by a tattooist that you can take home. We also have some work up in the shop located at 434 Ena Road if you just can’t wait!  And of course we are always available for free consultations and to set up appointments to get to work on your first, next, BEST 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

 

A Story Told in Ink Continued

Marko getting ready for "tattoo removal"

A Story Told in Ink

Artist in the Spotlight: Marko Livingston

By: JMAW

“It’s never good enough.”  He says with a laugh.  Four years into his craft and a perfectionist nonetheless.  Since my first custom tattoo session with Tattoo Adam, I remember Marko walking in, saying “wassup” then being all about his business, getting a pencil, a paper and then getting right into and starting his sketching.  He has some of the sickest stencils I’ve ever seen, posted in the shop and you totally can feel that the man loves what he does.  Adam said just that to me recently: “Do what you love?  Don’t worry about the money.”  He lets out one of those free-spirited laughs that trips me out each time because though human like the rest of us, he’s a part of the “All Ready There Club,” as if he’s tasted the secret of life, drank of the Fountain of Youth, climbed the Tree of Life, shoot, all of the above.

One day, I got the chance to ask Marko a few questions and take a peak into the words of someone who lives for artistic expression. At first he didn’t really have much to say, but it flowed quite smoothly actually, much like his custom tattoo style.  And well, Dude is already there as well.

On describing his influences as a custom tattooist: “I am inspired by everything and everyone… there’s something to learn for the rest of my life.”  I could not agree with what he said here more.  Each moment, each experience of life can teach in so many ways and it is so inspiring to take that in.

On the best part of the job:  “Meeting/working with different people, allows me to do what I want to do in life like travel and make people happy.”  As I take my notes, I feel like he’s speaking my language.  I’ve spent many a day, a night, years of my journey, reflecting on what would allow me to do that, an ever twisting/turning path, which took me into the different world of politics, universities, the food industry, being a psychic, spirituality, and now tattoos.

Marko’s 1st foray into art was drawing and painting.  “I’d draw, paint everywhere, on myself, clothes, desks, napkins, whatever.”  I am a believer in mirrors, that life reflects what’s going on within/all around us, and I recall, as a child, being a writer from early on, how I wrote on everything, I still have old napkins with rap lyrics when I thought I wanted to be a rapper (albeit a hapa-haole kid from Hilo), poems, the draft of my speech as Best Man for my cousin’s wedding, etc.

I’m getting chicken-skin.  Though I’m not in the place physically, where Tattoo Adam or Marko are at, I feel like I’m getting closer, in fact within, I feel I am already there.  I see it reflected in their vibe.  Hear it echoing in their words.  I feel it in how I finally feel like I’m doing what I love: living life fully no matter where I am.

To be continued…

What Do Tattoos, Painting, and Furniture Have in Common?

Come support your friendly neighborhood custom tattoo artists, Tattoo Adam and Marko Livingston, September 23 and 24, at the Center Stage Art Show.  Paintings from our tattooists and other talented artists will be for sale and on display!

Since its beginning, Adam and Marko have been with 434 Tattoo, the number one spot for to get a Hawaiian tattoo.  Our Waikiki Tattoo shop is located in the heart of Honolulu at 434 Ena Road.

So whether you’re looking for a tattoo, a painting, happiness, enlightenment, or a t-shirt, come holla!

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