The Pacific Ink & Art Expo, came, it saw, it conquered! This year’s event once again brought together International Tattoo Artists, American Tattooists, and Hawaii’s own together for thousands of people over a weekend in Honolulu.
Here are a few photos from the event that pay honor & respect to Polynesian Tattoo & Japanese Tebori Tattoo Roots, including a shot of our very own Horiyume Tattoo Adam!
Getting a tattoo is meaningful because you wear it for life and it has depth for a great many. If you want to explore further what the process is, consider collecting traditional piece. It’ll be one of a kind and you’ll be linked to the ancestors of tattooing because of it.
If you weren’t able to make it the Expo or are interested in Tebori tattoo work in Hawaii, stop by and get covered in ink by us here at 434 Tattoo! Our team of talented tattoo artists are happy to serve ya out of our tattoo shop in Waikiki and Horiyume has studied under Master Tattoo Artist Horiyoshi III for many years.
This year’s headliners & celebrity artists include a who’s who in the tattoo industry from Freddy Negrete to Lyle Tuttle and the next generation of tattoo superstars like Horiyoshi “souryou” the 3rd, the son of our sensei, the Japanese tattoo icon Horiyoshi III!
Our team from 434 Tattoo, one of Hawaii’s best tattoo studios will be on hand to take in the festivities! Led by Horiyume Tattoo Adam, we specialize in a variety of styles including tebori (traditional Japanese tattoos), custom tattooing, freehand, Japanese, & more!
Call today to schedule an appointment if you wish to be worked on during the convention. Walk-ins and appointments are also always welcome at our shop!
434 Tattoois headed to another year at the Pacific Ink & Art Expo! Do you have your tickets yet because we’ve got our booth! If you’re interested in seeing one of the featured International Artists at this Hawaii Tattoo Convention, come check us out because Takashi Matsuba (@traditionaltoolis working as a guest artist in our Waikiki tattoo studio in the lead-up to the event!
The event will be held on Aug. 7, 8, & 9 at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. On-site Parking can be accessed off King Street and street parking nearby where available.
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This is a wonderful opportunity to get an authentic Japanese tattoo experience outside of Japan. In recent years, we have developed a tebori space in our Waikiki Tattoo Parlour. This quiet space will allow you to get the most out of your tebori experience so if you’re remotely curious, come on down and check us out. We’re open 7 days a week, appointments preferred though walk-ins are always welcome, and we offer free consultations.
Japanese tattooing and Japanese tattoo culture are core to our shop. Though experienced and talented in all forms of tattooing, we have a particular passion and connection to the vein of the artform that stems from Japan.
Early on in his life, our waikiki tattoo studio ownerTattoo Adamwas exposed to tattoos & art. When he saw the Japanese full-body tattoos, a passion developed. Adam has since been to Japan countless times, experiencing tebori himself from the master Horiyoshi III.
We are located at 434 Ena Road & open from 10a – 10p. Call us today to arrange a consultation or appointment.
The First Annual Hawaii Cannabis Expo was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, this past weekend!
Our Waikiki tattoo shop recently had the pleasure of inking one of the State Representatives from New Hampshire, who have been at the forefront of policy making related to Marijuana, in particular in decriminalizing this herbal medicine that has been used by humanity through its history.
Hawaii currently has 13,000 active, registered medical marijuana patients. With the evolving stance about medical marijuana and dispensaries here in Hawaii, dispensaries are estimated to bring in an additional $5 million in revenue to the State of Hawaii.
Many feel that it’s only a matter of time before this is fully legalized and following in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington, particularly with both States reporting huge windfalls because of the initiative.
Stay tuned for more info on this issue as we watch how it all unfolds!
The Pacific Ink & Art Expo is less than a month away! We’re thrilled to have one of a handful of international artists highlighting the show with us starting from July 30! Be sure to sign up today and get your work done by Takashi Matsubabefore he’s whisked away in the convention madness!
The expo, or Hawaii Tattoo Convention, is one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the world! Though just a few years old, it has quickly evolved into a popular event and showcases talented tattooists from Hawaii, the US Mainland, and other countries, such as Takashi.
This year’s headliner’s include Freddy Negrete, Lyle Tuttle, Richie Lucero, & more! To see a full list of who’s scheduled to appear, visit this link! AND don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to see some of the world’s finest artists and get ahead of the game by booking your appointment with Takashi, from July 30 on, by contacting us now!
Our Waikiki tattoo shop is open 7 days a week from 10a – 10p and we’re happy to ink you! Consultations and touch ups are free so contact us today!
The 2015 Hawaii Tattoo Convention is right around the corner!
Tebori tattoo artist Takashi will be going to the Pacific Ink & Art Expo on August 7, 8, & 9, during his time in Hawaii but you can get your work done or started by him from July 30 at our Waikiki tattoo studio! Check out what his bio for the Expo has to say about his work:
“Although outlines are still done by machine, this method uses a long bamboo stick, called a nomi, with steel needles arranged in rows, singly or stacked and tied at the end. The tip of the nomi is dipped in ink and pressed rapidly into the skin. This creates some of the finest shading and subtle gradations, giving the tattoos a distinct look from typical machine work.”
434 Tattoo will be Takashi’s home in the lead-up to the event and we’re taking appointments for him now! Contact us today to learn more and to book your slot!
Tattoo Adam is in Pomona, California at the Body Art Expo, which began on July 25 and runs through July 27th!
Having developed a love of the Asian style of tattooing after seeing a spread about the subject in a tattoo magazine at a young age, Adam has come to specialize in a variety of tattoo styles inclduing Asian tattoos, Polynesian tattoos, Hawaiian custom tattoos, freehand tattoos, Old School, New School, and more! Catching him in Pomona, CA, is a great opportunity to get a custom piece by the tattoo artist himself, who has 22 years of experience!
Can’t make it to Pomona, but find yourself reading this? Adam will be back and have a booth at the upcoming Pacific Ink and Art Expo, the third annual Hawaii Tattoo Convention, which runs from August 1 – 3.
Just look for the name of our Waikiki tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo!
Any questions? Feel free to stop in our tattoo shop in Honolulu, Hawaii, located at 434 Ena Rd. Our talented team has decades of experience and is more than happy to help you find the best piece for you. From tons of tattoo flash to select from and creating some of the best custom tattoos in Hawaii, we’ll get you covered!