All Are Welcome 4 a 434 Tattoo

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Come one, come all!

Join us for an experience at 434 Tattoo, the place in Hawaii to get a tattoo.  Our talented team of tattoo artists is ready to give you the best in custom tattooing work on the planet and you might even see a celebrity rapper or boxing legend.  Our Waikiki Tattoo Shop, located in the heart of one of Honolulu’s most popular destinations, is open daily for scheduled appointments and walk-ins are always welcome.

As if that weren’t enough, we offer some of the sickest tattoo t-shirts out there, which are arguably more amazing than what Christian Audigier decided to do with Ed Hardy’s designs… (No comment).

Whether you call us ahead or you walk-in, the consultation is also free.  That’s right, free consultations.  Here’s a testimonial why:

“I was shocked when I went in 434 and found out that the consultation was free.  I had an experience with another artist in Honolulu who told me he’d sketch something up, asked for $20 dollars, I emailed him some pics, and yeah, the guy went ghost on me.  I’ve been seeing Adam ever since…” ~Jay

Your time is valuable to us so we do what we can to respect it.  It’s just one way that we work with clients to ensure a memorable, meaningful, and amazing experience as they delve into the world of Hawaiian tattoos.

So stop on by, you are more than welcome to visit our Honolulu Tattoo Ohana.

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

“I’ll Make You Famous!” ~ Billy The Kid, Young Guns

What do Mike Tyson’s tattoos and (soon )you have in common?  World Famous Tattoo Artist Adam Siehr.

What do other celebrities with tattoos, your next tattoo, and custom tattooing have in common?  434 Tattoo!

We are your number one destination for a Custom Hawaiian Tattoo experience.  Rapper T-Pain, who famously got a tattoo “poking” fun at Facebook, and Actor Stephen Graham have both come in and gotten work at our Honolulu tattoo shop located in the heart of Waikiki.

So what are you waiting for?  Stop by today and check out our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor and get your Free Consultation and take that step into getting your soon to be famous custom tattoo design.

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

Just One More Reason To Go to 434 Tattoo for a Custom Tattoo

Just One More Reason To Go to 434 Tattoo for a Custom Tattoo

by Jason M.A. Walter (JMAW) for 434 Tattoo

While researching “A Story Told in Ink,” an article telling the story of World Famous Tattoo Artist Adam Siehr, something really interesting came up.  When I got my first lion tattoo done by Adam back in November, we talked alot about spiritual journeys and spiritual tattoos.  While we were doing the interview and I was getting another custom tattoo, this time of Black Panther/Jaguar, I asked Adam how he prepares for working on people.

“I like to spend about 15 minutes meditating before the day to focus on the clients that I have scheduled and their custom pieces.”

In my opinion, that right there is reason alone to go to 434 Tattoo Shop and why it’s the best tattoo shop on Oahu.  Mindfulness is needed to help fight the Zombie Apocalypse of mindlessness that runs rampant in our world.  The fact that Adam meditates is awesome for Hawaii Tattoos, the tattoo industry, and for our global island amidst the stars.

So let’s rewind, not only do you get a free consultation, you get amazing work by someone with 2 decades of experience, a team of tattoo artists that have tattooed celebrities such as T-Pain and Mike Tyson, and you also get mindfulness.

434 Tattoo For the Win!

Shoots.

JMAW

A Story Told in Ink Part Two

A Story Told in Ink:

Hawaii Tattoo Artist Adam Siehr Part Two

By: Jason M.A. Walter for Hawaii’s 434 Tattoo

“Guns were going off, I was 17, someone called the cops.” ~ World Famous Custom Tattoo Artist, Adam Siehr, Owner 434 Tattoo

Adam’s laughter is contagious.  The laughter, as I mentioned earlier, is that of a free spirit.  The buzz of the tattoo machine, his “paintbrush,” is hypnotic, it’s calming, it’s liberating, and I start to relax into the mood of the laughter myself.  Less than a year ago, I had no tattoos.  Since then, since my spiritual journey was undertaken fully, I started to get custom tattoo pieces done (six sessions in total) as a way to ritualize this experience of rebirth that I was going through, a way to make peace with all the Death in my life…

“There was this one time, at the first shop I was apprenticing for back in Milwaukee, where we finished up work and they asked me if I wanted to shoot a gun.”  The laughter takes me over now because I can see where Adam is going with this.  “Guns were going off, I was 17, someone called the cops.  My Mom had to come down and get me.”

I look in his eyes and I place why the spirit is free: here is a man who lives his life doing what he loves.  All the writing, this article, my completed book, that’s me following that guideline, that’s what this rebirth has been about, to rise above fear and live my life from a place of love.

I watch as Adam weaves the machine over the outline, a custom tattoo design that he put together based on an idea I had, a tattoo concept that I didn’t even have to give him a picture of.  The man is a professional, true artistic genius does not need to see, it just knows.

“I’ve been doing this for so long, you just start to get the idea of what things look like, how it flows.”  He says.  I’ve asked all my questions.  The pain of getting a tattoo is passing, it’s alluring to some, for me, it’s symbolic of the pain that I passed through in my rebirth.  I can’t think.

“You’re doing a good job, Bro.”  Adam says as if reading my mind.  And the light bulb flashes on with my next query: Describe the intimacy of putting a piece on someone.

“Oh he went there…” Andy Burley, another member of  the 434 Tattoo team of talented artists, jokes.  Andy is the only person to make it through an apprenticeship with Adam, a very prestigious accomplishment if you think about it.  Andy, a former pro fighter himself, has just a free vibe as Adam.  Forget the stigma, tattoo people are good people, the kind of people I want to be around, better character than many of the politicians I used to work for…

“There’s nothing more satisfying then seeing someone’s face after a session or talking to them later, and they are so happy with the work you’ve done for them.  That’s what it’s about.”  Adam replies.  “Tattoos are very meaningful for people and to me, nothing is better. It’s better than the money.”

Check out Part One of  A Story Told in Ink Here.

A Story Told in Ink Part One

A Story Told in Ink:

Hawaii Tattoo Artist Adam Siehr Part One

By: JMAW for Hawaii’s 434 Tattoo

“Guns hurt people, tattoo machines create art.” ~ Adam Siehr

Homegrown and one of Milwaukee’s best, Hawaii Custom Tattoo Artist, Adam Siehr, has been in the game for over two decades.  Adam has tattooed tens of thousands of people and owns 434 Tattoo, one of the most successful custom tattoo shops in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Celebrities such as actor Steven Graham and the auto-tune rapping sensation T-Pain are just a few of the celebrities who stopped by the tattoo shop on Ena Road in Honolulu.

“Part of my apprenticeship included mixing the drinks with Crown for the bikers who owned the shop.” Siehr says as he paints with the tattoo machine, gliding gracefully over the freshly laid outline, my third tattoo from him.  In November of 2010, I was referred to Adam by a friend and his work has helped me tell my own story, make sense of this crazy life.  I had returned home to Hawaii after taking some time to on a spiritual journey, a vision quest, my metaphorical time in the desert, LOL, all of the above.  Or quite simply: a time to find myself.

The custom design Adam put on me that day was meaningful to say the least.  My first tattoo, which I got back home in Hilo, was on my rib cage, a quote from Corinthians (no not that famous one), that made me remember to live from love and not fear.  I told myself I would never get another tattoo on my rib cage.  That night I dreamt there was a lion in place of the words.  Adam gave me my first lion tattoo that day and today I have three tattoos on my rib cage, two lion tattoos designed by Adam.  He elegantly placed the pieces around the text, making it all flow into one design.

Siehr got his start in the tattoo industry at 17.  I got my start in the “old-school tradition” apprenticing in Milwaukee.  He has since worked as a guest tattoo artist in shops across the country, also worked around the world and settling in Honolulu as one of the founders of Tattoolicious. “I helped build the walls there.”

Now 37 (but still looks 20), Adam is a veteran in the game for sure.  I used to work in politics and in a way so did Adam.  As a member of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, Adam spent time testifying before the Department of Health, working behind the scenes with the laws relating to tattoos in Hawaii.

In his career in the tattoo industry, Adam has seen some pretty amazing things.  “Dude, there’s so much.” he says in response to asking him about some of the best memories he has had since he began his work.  So I do what everyone else does: ask about celebrity tattoos.  That’s a pretty good question to jump off with.  I’ve never interviewed anyone while getting a tattoo so my Gemini ability to jump from question to question is only half-there as I am focusing on the pain, breathing in the experience.  I believe in the spiritual aspect of tattooing, every one of my tattoos means something.  But we get to that later…

I ask about celebrities because in addition to doing work on NFL Pro Tony Gonzales, members of the Chicago Blackhawks, there is one iconic figure who stands out.  Adam has tattooed the world famous Pro Boxing Legend, “Iron” Mike Tyson.  A picture of Adam and Tyson hangs near the entrance of the shop.  Tyson was still in his physical prime and towers over Adam.

“He came in a few days before his fight with Holyfield to check it out. The shop I was at in Vegas had a bunch of, I call them carneys, working there.  They all bum-rushed Tyson with their books.” Siehr stops his art for a second, I look at my arm, also inspired by a dream, the second piece on my arm, the next step to a sleeve, telling my own personal myth symbolizing a time of great transformation and rebirth in my life.

“I learned to be a carney myself and out of all the people there, Mike chose me.  I got to do his first professional tattoo”.  Tyson’s other “homemade” tattoos had been done before and during his prison stint.  This being my third custom tattoo design from Adam, I already knew I was in good hands, but it was kind of cool to think that I was being worked on by the same hands that worked on someone who at one time, was arguably the most feared man on the planet.

“He was a good dude.  I tattooed him for free.  I only wanted a ticket to the fight and Mike stopped by a few more times to tell me his manager was working on it.  Each time he’d roll in with celebrities or lots of people.  But I never got the ticket.”  Adam pauses his work lets out a wild, genuine laugh, the laugh of someone who in my opinion is free, a free spirit.  I ask to take a break to stretch my arm, the position not normal for me.  “It’s cool though.  I got to say I tattooed Mike Tyson.  I hope to one day get an autograph.  I’d like that.”

To be continued…

Who’s Who That’s Gotten a 434 Tattoo Custom Piece?

Who’s Who That’s Gotten a 434 Tattoo Custom Piece?

Aloha from 434 Custom Tattoo!

For whatever reason, people always want to know who are some of the celebrities tattooed by our talented team of artists Adam, Andy, and Marko at 434 Tattoo. Maybe it’s because there’s a picture of Adam with Mike Tyson after working on the Boxing Legend in Las Vegas…

Here in our custom tattoo shop in Honolulu, Hip-Hop Artist and Singer T-Pain made waves on-line after visiting us and we have also had Actor Stephen Graham pop in to get some work done as well as some others who wished to remain anonymous.

You know what, as far as we’re concerned though, everyone is worthy of celebrity treatment and we approach the process of giving your custom tattoo here in Hawaii the same attention and in the same way as we would anyone else. Stop by today and one of our team of talented tattoo artists would be happy to have a free consultation with you.

We look forward to seeing you here in Hawaii at our tattoo shop located in Waikiki and hope to ink you as the next who’s who!

And stay tuned for story of Mike Tyson’s first custom professional 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

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