Tattoos in Hawaii: 434 Tattoo Updates

For those of you looking for a tattoo in Waikiki, look no further!  We are 434 Tattoo and our Honolulu Tattoo studio has all that you need to get tattooed in Hawaii.

We have four talented Hawaii tattooists, led by Tattoo Adam, Owner of our fine establishment, and who has two decades of experience.  We are in the process of adding a back portion and expansion of our studio to better accommodate and service our clientele, which has ranged from tattooed celebrities like T-Pain, tattooed by Marko Livingston, and Mike Tyson, inked by Adam, himself, to the everyday celebrities like you, who we love the most for keeping us going strong and making us the number one custom tattooing studio in Honolulu three years and counting!

Be sure to check us out at our official 434 Tattoo Website, where you can learn more about each of our team, as well as purchase official merchandise and get a Gift Certificate where you can get discounts on tattoos in Hawaii.  We offer the best in Honolulu Tattoo deals, so stay tuned!

Also be sure to Like us on Facebook here and there as well as follow our family on Instagr.am:

@tattooadam, @markotattoos, @doubledownhawaii, @jmaw808

For pics from our Waikiki tattoo shop, custom tattoos, and more!

With that, itʻs back to the beat and buzz of the Tattoo Machine, until next time…

 

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
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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Oahu Tattoo: Tattoo Faux Pas

“It’s your right to share a tattoo with someone if you choose to.” ~ Tattoo Adam

At one time, having a tattoo would have been considered faux pas.  In this day and age, with it becoming more and more the norm, here’s some tattoo etiquette for your dome!

Ask to see a tattoo.

It’s the person with the custom tattoo‘s right to share it with you if they choose.  Even if you can see some of it, it’s inappropriate to grab the person, turn their arm or other body part at your discretion, lift up their clothing, etc.  In fact, if you think about it, it’s sexual harassment if you touch another person without their consent and it’s certainly awkward to remove someone’s clothing unless they give their consent.

It’s really strange that people do this because what makes people just think they can go up to a person they don’t know or don’t know well and grab them.  In some places, people get maced. In others, they cane people for things like spitting.

So I ask the question: why, really, why?

This writer recently experienced a number of people grabbing a newly tattooed piece that was worked on by Tattoo Adam of Oahu Tattoo Shop, 434 Tattoo.  One woman went so far as to trace the design with her fingers.  It’s not cool to just start touching someone you don’t really know.

Just a few thoughts there Friends.  Nothing world-changing like T-Pain getting tattooed like he did at our Waikiki Tattoo studio just a year ago but something this writer felt important to share with people.

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

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

 

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

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

Q & A With The Great One

By: JMAW for 434 Tattoo

While interviewing 434 Tattoo’s Marko Livingston for an upcoming blog, he asked to see a recent piece Adam worked on for me.  I had observed Adam ask someone this same question while I was getting some work done and I was curious why tattooists ask this so I went to the man himself, who has been tattooing for two decades…

Why do tattoo artists ask to see a completed tattoo?

“The tattoo changes.  We want to see how it turns out.  When a tattoo is first finished, it may have redness and swelling in different parts.  When it heals, some of the darkness from the ink fades out.” ~ Tattoo Adam

And there you have it.  Some tattoo knowledge for your dome.  Be sure to come on down to the professionals at 434 Custom Tattoo, the happiest place on earth and where everyone is treated like a celebrity.

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