From Milwaukee To Las Vegas To Tattoolicious?

Did you know that Tattoo Adam got his start as an apprentice in Milwaukee?  While there his apprenticeship was old school and included mixing drinks with Crown for the Bikers who owned the place.

Then he made his way to Sin City aka Las Vegas, where he learned the arts of the carneys working there, and was the top pick of all the tattooists there and was selected by “Iron” Mike Tyson to ink a custom tiger tattoo on the boxing champ.

Finally, he touched down and became a 808 tattoo artist where he helped put the walls up at Waikiki Tattoo Shop Tattoolicious and also helped Sugarbox gain some fame, before realizing his dream of owning a Honolulu tattoo parlor, 434 Tattoo.

Thanks for taking a trip down memory lane and getting down with some did you know.  Come on down to 434 Tattoo, our Hawaii Tattoo Shop, open 7 days a week from 10a to 10p.  All consultations and artwork are free.  You don’t pay until we ink you and “Remember, Remember the 5th of November” all November is Military Appreciation Month at our Waikiki Tattoo Studio.  All Military personnel gets 25% off a custom tattoo.  We are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Hale Koa Hotel.

Oh yeah, what’s a 434 Tattoo blog post without some humor, pictures, or tattoo videos?

Did someone say tiger tattoos?  This was shot was taken of Tattoo Adam as he journeyed through Thailand.

Or Mike Tyson’s Tiger?  And here he is with the pugilist turned actor and comedian.

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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How to Tattoo Video Series: Consultations and Stencils Pt. 2

Welcome to 434 Tattoo, our Honolulu Tattoo Parlor, is located in the heart of Waikiki and is not to be confused with Tattoolicious or any of the other tattoo shops in Hawaii.  And believe you me, there are many in the 808 State, like 808 Tattoo, for example.  Point being if you’re looking for the real custom tattoo in Waikiki or Hawaii, we are the place to be!  Just ask T-Pain, Mike Tyson, and other celebrities who’ve been inked by our crew of tattooists.

In this video, we check out the second part of Tattoo Adam putting together a stencil design for a customer.

Our tattoo artists specialize in custom tattooing and can build off your existing idea or pictures or freehand create something for you on the spot.  They are also well-versed in Asian Tattoo Styles, Polynesian Tattoos (very popular in Hawaii), and more.  Just come on down for your free consultation and let’s get started on your brand new 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

You can check out Pt. 1 of this Tattoo Video Series here and be sure to check out all of our Tattoo Videos.

Tattoo Adam – Custom Tattoo Consultation Pt. 2

We brought you Custom Tattoo Stencil, The Movie…  Now here’s the sequel where Tattoo Adam discusses what he looks for when he is fine tuning the stencil.  Detail, Detail, Detail!!!

Come on down to the professionals at our Honolulu Tattoo Parlor, 434 Tattoo and get a chee huu in addition to great work.  Just ask our co-star in this video who’s been seeing Tattoo Adam for years, first getting work done by him in Las Vegas, where our fave World Champ Boxer turned Comedian Mike Tyson also got some custom tattooing done by the Man.

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

From Pencil to Ink

In our last blog, we discussed the stencil in the tattoo process.  Here’s an example of what a stencil looks like that is a part of larger piece that is in development:

The stencil is a just a guide because the custom tattoo artist has a vision as to what the finished product will look like:

While there are obvious similarities between the two, the tattooist envisions and places where the shading will be, how to do the outline. In this case, Tattoo Adam went with an extra thick outline on the outside so that the frame would really pop out.   Also it’s hard to tell what the thing next to the diamond is in the stencil, whereas with the shading (and its placement to the other tattoos in the larger piece), one can see that it is a claw.

Tattooing, like any system in life, has many intricate parts, that when it comes together as one, creates a masterpiece. Stop by our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor today, tell us you found us online, and get a free consultation and online discount.

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

The Stencil

The idea is the first step in heading in the right direction of your custom tattoo.  If you can decide on an idea, share it with your tattooist.

After the idea is determined, then the next thing is for the artist to draw up the design.  The design, depending on detail, size and complexity, can be drawn in a few minutes, or will be sketched out in between the time you schedule your appointment after the free consultation.

When you come in for the appointment, we will go over what we put together with you.  If there are any modifications that need to be made, just give us a few minutes to rework the idea and you’re good to go.  If it’s good to go, then let’s boogie!

From there we get the stencil ready and place it on you.  Of note, relax when the tattoo is being put on you.  One customer had this to share about his first tattoo experience before coming to us:

“I had to take my shirt off to get the tattoo on my ribcage and there were some hot chicks in there so I was flexing my abs.  But I didn’t realize that would change how it laid out on my body…” 

No worries, if you aren’t satisfied with the placement of the stencil, we can wash it off and reset it.   It’s important that you be happy with what’s going forward because you are the one who has to wear the custom tattoo piece for the rest of your life. And while we also specialize in tattoo cover-ups, who really wants to do that?

Looking forward to creating art 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

The Champ is Here

WWE Superstar CM Punk won the WWE’s most prestigious Championship over the weekend.  The Champ has been making waves in news because of his shoot given, displaying honest feelings about his public disclosure of being fed up with the WWE a few weeks back.  Now, it’s possible he may be quitting the top wrestling organization in the world despite capturing the belt in his hometown of Chicago, playing up the angle that he’s left the organization.

So what does CM Punk have to do with 434 Tattoo, Honolulu’s number one stop for Polynesian tattoos, Hawaiian custom tattooing, and the custom tattoo experience?  Well, we also make waves (of art), CM Punk’s covered in tattoos, and we just won the “championship” title of Tattooing Studio of the Year from Consumer Business Review.  This is our second such award, having captured the organization’s Custom Tattooing Studio of the Year last year.

Check out these blogs of some other champs we’ve tattooed from different areas:

Mike Tyson (Former Undisputed Boxing Heavyweight Champion)

T-Pain (Grammy Award Winner)

Chicago Blackhawks (NHL Championship Team)

What are you waiting for???  It’s time for the next champ, You, to come here!

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

Add Some Custom Color Tattoos (To Your Life)

What’s life without a little color?

While a tattoo can be beautiful with or without color, why not consider adding some color to your next custom tattoo to give it that extra pop?

You have a broad array of design options to choose from the tattoo flash on the walls, our tattooists’ portfolios in our Waikiki Tattoo Studio, to just bringing in your idea and having a discussion during your free consultations.

Our specialties range from traditional Americano, Hawaiian Custom Tattooing, Asian Tattoos, our own custom styles, and more!  434 Tattoo is open everyday from 10a-10p so give us a call, stop on by, and let’s get you set up to add a tattoo, more color and/or/all of the above flash in your life!

 

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