What time is it? 420!

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Meet Joe.

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Joe stopped by our Waikiki tattoo shop, 434 Tattoo, to get a Polynesian tattoo while visiting Hawaii.  Joe was taking some time off from work to enjoy the sun, sand, & sea here in the beautiful 808 State!

Joe’s work?

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Joe works in politics in New Hampshire!  As a member of the House of Representatives, Joe listened to the input of his community and was a part of making recent history.  That history?

The New Hampshire House of Representatives was the first legislative body in America to vote for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana.

Recently in Hawaii, laws towards marijuana have been evolving as well.  With more progressive thought and movements making waves across America, it’s only a matter of time before this plant, which is medicine for a great number of people, to be legalized here as well.  This is an issue that is sure to be continued but with marriage equality finally making its way to legality in America, perhaps this will be next.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, should you be looking for your next Hawaiian tattoo, look no further!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

Tattoos & Clues

The discovery of human remains in New York and the sharp eye of a detective took a case to tattoo artists to help. Read the full story here.

Investigators are still trying to piece together what occurred and who this mystery woman was but the usage of the science and the knowledge of tattoo artists about tattooing and the customs of getting tattooed in different eras took this case a lot further than its beginnings.

Tattoo styles, go through phases, just like everything else.  For example, on the West Coast of the United States, Polynesian tattoos are taking off despite their existence for centuries and cultural tradition in Polynesia.  Americana and old school art is an instance of a style that was popular in different sub-cultures (military & bikers) and are now en vogue with tattoo enthusiasts from all walks of life.

For every two steps forward and two steps back, tattoos for the most part are enjoying a period where more acceptance is taking place.

While we don’t wish any ill will on anyone, one must admit that it is fascinating what our tattoos can say about us. Not only can they have a meaning into the individual lives we live, they can also speak to the greater movements that are in play in the world.

If you’re interested in getting ink and leaving clues behind for the future generations, come on by our Waikiki tattoo studio.  We are open 7 days a week from 10a to 10p and have a talented team led by veteran artist Tattoo Adam Siehr.

Our tattoo ohana is ready to welcome you!  So come on down with your questions, ideas, and interest.  We’re stoked to help!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

Where to Get Polynesian & Tribal Tattoos in Waikiki

Looking for a custom tattoo in Hawaii?  Interested in a unique Polynesian tattoo for your body? Let your Google Search of Tattoos stop here at 434 Tattoo!

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Our award-winning Hawaii tattoo studios specializes in a variety of custom tattoo styles including Hawaiian and Polynesian Tattoos.  We are open from 10a – 10p, 7 days a week, and most Holidays!  Customer Service is a top priority and we strive to serve you as best as possible!
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Founder and lead tattoo artist, Tattoo Adam, has over two decades of experience and is well-versed in every style!  Stop by our tattoo studio located in Waikiki for a free consultation today and we’ll be happy to help you take the next step in your tattoo journey!
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434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

Aloha!

Polynesian tattoos in Waikiki

 

 

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Are you in the market for a Polynesian tattoo?

Check out our Waikiki tattoo studio 434 Tattoo for all of your custom tattoo needs!  We specialize in custom tattooing and can give you a personalized and truly unique tattoo, that will be sure to turn heaads and have lots of meaning for you.

Owned by Tattoo Adam, the team here in our Hawaii tattoo shop are skilled in Asian Tattooing, Hawaiian tattoos, and Polynesian tattoo styles along with traditional tattoo artwork.  Pictured above is a piece done on a customer who has been getting tattoed by Adam for the past decade.  He first came in to do some tribal tattoos and his ink collection has grown over time.

Originally from Germany, this gentleman’s journey led him here to Hawaii and over time, the connection to the islands and his roots have gotten deeper here.  Whatever your beliefs may be, getting a custom tattooed piece of art that means something to you is most important!

Where better to get a meaningful tattoo than in Hawaii, where many have described an almost mystical connection?

We are located at 434 Ena Rd., offer free consultations, and competitive rates that are the industry norm.

Come on down!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

 

Bringing in your own artwork for a tattoo

Up North in Canada, there’s a father starting a tattoo tradition that is sure to turn heads.

POPSUGAR and other outlets have recently reported that Keith Anderson started getting tattoos of his son’s creations about 6 years ago.  What began as one piece has extended into a sleeve of work and it appears that it will keep going.

It’s a cool concept for a body of work and people often ask if they can get designs that they or a loved one drew inked on there body.   Everyone is welcome to bring ideas, pictures, and concepts to our Waikiki tattoo studio and we will work with customers to bring any and all tattoo dreams to Life!

Our Hawaii custom tattoo studio 434 tattoo can perform a wide variety of designs including Asian tattooingtribal tattoosHawaiian Tattoo stylesPolynesian tattoos and more!  Just swing through any day, set up a free consultation and let’s start the discussion on your new tattoo!

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We specialize in custom tattooing, which involves creating original custom pieces just for you and are more than happy to share with you what works, offer suggestions on how to make things flow well on your body and more!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

Where to get a Polynesian Tattoo in Waikiki

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Where should I get a Hawaiian Tattoo?  Hawaii, duh!  Just joking but we’re sure people ask the question:

Where to get a Polynesian Tattoo in Waikiki?

We’ve got your answer! How about at our tattoo studio in Waikiki? 434 Tattoo, located at 434 Ena Road, just down from the historic Wailana Coffee House, is open 7 days a week from 10a – 10p.

Our Hawaii tattoo shop is owned by Horiyume Tattoo Adam Siehr, who has tattooed across the globe at conventions and worked extensively here in Honolulu, Las Vegas, and his native Milwaukee.

Horiryume has been working as a tattoo artist for over 2o years(!) and has been an artist his entire life, having also spent time drawing from an early age, and for a long time practiced the art form of graffiti.

Since opening it doors, 434 Tattoo has seen a large variety of clientele frequent the shop.  To this day, old time customers return for more work from around the world, after having gotten their first tattoos while on a trip to Hawaii.

Polynesian tattoos are extremely popular here in Hawaii and Horiyume has practiced them for many years.  If you have an idea or need some help in telling the story through a Hawaiian tattoo, please stop by and talk to us.  In addition to an archive of books showcasing all tattoo disciplines, the wealth of knowledge that our team contains is vast and extensive.

Feel free to make a consultation with us and we’ll meet with you to discuss your ideas, take the time to draw it up, and then the magic happens where we apply the stencil and start your outline and shading.

Polynesian style tattoos can be very intricate so let us know your time and budget and we’ll work with you to create a schedule to get the work on and looking good in a manner that you’re comfortable with.  If a sleeve takes longer than expected (many people think they can get their whole arm done in an hour when it’s more of a process that could be up to six or more hours), don’t fret because the end result is going to be gorgeous and part of that tattoo experience is enjoying the Journey of getting new ink.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

Tattooed Stories from the Life and Times of Tattoo Adam

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Summer time is fast approaching and that means business will be picking up at our Waikiki tattoo studio, the award-winning Honolulu custom tattooing studio, 434 Tattoo!!! We are grateful for our customers year round but the Summer is a welcome surge to balance out the occasional slow times of year. So please do call and set up your appointments so that we can pencil you in the appointment book!

Just a reminder to our customers, all consultations are free and all artwork is free. You only pay to get tattooed! Take advantage of the opportunity to speak wi our talented team of Hawaii Tattooists who specialize in Hawaiian Tattoos, Custom Tattoos, Freehand Tattoos, and The Asian style tattoos, all of which are popular here in Hawaii and around the world!

Speaking of Asian tattoos and around the world, Tattoo Adam knows a thing or two about both as he has tattooed customers from and traveled all over. Pictured above is a whole circle of clients who became friends and family who came in over the course of 2012 to get work done by Adam and the whole 434 Tattoo family.

Adam believes travel is an important part of Life and keeping the mind, body, and spirit healthy. He has been to many countries and while in visiting Okinawa, Adam used to tattoo people on the military base, as word spread that he was in town and the popularity of tattoos with military personnel.

Adam had visited Okinawa with friend and Japanese Tattoo artist, Ryo (who has also visited our Waikiki tattoo parlor in the past). Okinawa is a lot like Hawaii but it has a smaller community so there weren’t as much out there to choose from in terms of Tattoo shops when he had visited years before.

“There was however Yakuza Bike gangs…”

Yakuza and tattoos go hand in hand. Speaking of hands…

(To be continued)