Summer’s Almost Here! Tattoo Aftercare is a Must!

It might seem like Spring just began, but with May right around the corner, before you know it, Summer will be here!  The perfect time to show off that hard work in the gym or at the bar with body by Heineken, whatever the case, there’s a good chance, people will be soaking up the sun.

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So…

Wear some fricking sunscreen!  Seriously, not only will you be saving your skin and overall health from the UV rays of the sun, you’ll also be protecting that beautiful ink you’ve spent time and money on getting done.

Other than wearing sunscreen, there are a number of ways to take care of your skin during the dog days of Summer:

Stay indoors between 10:00am – 3:00pm.

These are the peak hours that the sun is at its deadliest (and hottest).  In addition to cutting back on the damage you do to your skin (eyes), you’ll also lessen the chance for dehydration because it seems like people in general forget to drink water!

Cover up!

While it might not seem all that cool to wear a big hat and long-sleeves, there are a number of fashionable ways to stay covered up.  They even make clothes that provide SPF protection these days!  Get a rash guard or one of those dope plantation hats to protect yourself, your ink, and still enjoy the outdoors!

Wear Sunscreen even if it’s cloudy…

The cloudy days can be some of the worst to give people “one mean sunburn.”  Don’t believe us, try and see what happens.

Whatever you choose to do, take care of that ink!  And if you have a brand new piece, even more so avoid direct sun exposure.  When you’re 80 and look like a boss, you’ll thank us!

For any and all of your tattoo needs, visit our Hawaii Tattoo Studio, 434 Tattoo!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Tattoo Aftercare

Aloha from our Waikiki Tattoo Shop, 434 Custom Tattoo!

We are your number one Hawaii tattoo parlor for custom tattoo work, Hawaiian tattoos, and the best tattoo discounts in Hawaii!

A question that is often asked is:

Why does every tattoo artist have a unique process of tattoo after-care in order for a tattoo heal properly? Superstition, shop protocol, apprenticeships, personal experience, and more contribute to this difference.  So…

What really is the best way of taking care of a new tattoo?

Well here at our Honolulu tattoo shop, we follow standards as set by the Hawaii State Department of Health and our team of tattoo artists are also proud members of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, an organization that advocates for great work and universal standards among tattoo artists.

At our tattoo shop, located at 434 Ena Road, we will go over any questions that you have about not only getting your custom tattoo piece done in Hawaii, we will also hook you up with proper tattoo after-care techniques to prevent infection and so that your tattoo heals nicely.

The first step in tattoo after-care is to remove the bandage after one hour of getting your custom tattoo piece done. Make sure to clean, blot the new tattoo gently, let it air-dry from a minute or two, and then apply small amounts of ointment as recommended by your artist.  At 434 Tattoo, we carry Tattoo Adam‘s own ointment made of natural ingredients available for you to take with you when you’re on the go and if you need to put a little more ointment if the tattoo feels dry.

Many of the people who visit Hawaii want to take advantage of the ocean and the sun. That’s encouraged and cool but please note, it’s not encourage or cool for your new tattoo. DO NOT go swimming and no sun light for at least two weeks after. The ocean is filled with many micro-organisms and bacteria that will wreak havoc on your brand new tattoo. After two weeks, your tattoo will be good to go and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer them. We’ll also give you a copy of these directions to have with you.

“I got first two tattoos from other artists and once I met Adam, there was no looking back. I get all my custom tattoos from 434 Tattoo in Honolulu because I like the unique custom tattoo style and the quality of the work. Factor in that homeboys is a wizard when it comes to tattoo after-care. I followed his instructions, picked up the ointment, and my tattoos have healed awesomely and a lot more quickly than my first pieces! It was a lot simpler than what other artists and people with tattoos told me to do. Thanks 434 Crew for my custom tattoo! I won’t go to any other place in Honolulu for a tattoo!” ~ A 434 Fan

If anything happens, no worries, all touch-ups on are free. Make sure you keep the highest level of SPF sunscreen and protection over your tattoo and you should be golden for life. We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

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 Videos: Properly Bandaging a Fresh Tattoo

In this Hawaiian Tattoo video, here we have one angle of Tattoo Adam demonstrating the proper technique of wrapping a freshly tattoo custom piece using sterile gauze as required by the State of Hawaii Department of Health, which requires that “the entire area is covered with a sterile dressing.”

This tattoo had touch-ups so here you can see how he was sure to place the bandage over each part of the entire area that was touched-up, after cleaning and putting over ointment on the piece.

The videographer in this instance was also the freshly tattooed, another video with a second angle is coming soon!

And we hope you’ll be coming soon to our Oahu tattoo studio!

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

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

All Are Welcome 4 a 434 Tattoo

(Drum roll)

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

Taking Care of that New Tattoo

What up from 434 Custom Tattoo!  We are your number one Hawaii tattoo parlor for custom tattoo work, Hawaiian tattoos, and more!

A question we are often asked is why does every tattoo artist have a unique process of tattoo after-care in order for a tattoo heal properly?  What really is the best way of taking care of a new tattoo?

Well here at our Waikiki tattoo shop, we follow standards as set by the Hawaii State Department of Health and team of tattoo artists are also proud members of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, an organization that advocates for great work and universal standards among tattoo artists.

At our tattoo shop, located Ena Road, we will go over any questions that you have about not only getting your custom tattoo piece done in Hawaii, we will also hook you up with proper care techniques to prevent infection and so that your tattoo heals nicely.

The first step in tattoo after-care is to remove the bandage after one hour of getting your custom tattoo piece done. Make sure to clean, blot the new tattoo gently, let it air-dry from a minute or two, and then apply small amounts of ointment as recommended by your artist. We carry our own ointment made of natural ingredients available for you to take with you when you’re on the go and if you need to put a little more ointment if the tattoo feels dry.

Many of the people who visit Hawaii want to take advantage of the ocean and the sun. That’s cool but not for your new tattoo. DO NOT go swimming and no sun light for at least two weeks after. The ocean is filled with many micro-organisms and bacteria that will wreak havoc on your brand new tattoo. After two weeks, your tattoo will be good to go and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer them. We’ll also give you a copy of these directions to have with you.

“I got first two tattoos from other artists and once I met Adam, there was no looking back. I get all my custom tattoos from 434 Tattoo in Honolulu because I like the unique custom tattoo style and the quality of the work. Factor in that homeboys is a wizard when it comes to tattoo after-care. I followed his instructions, picked up the ointment, and my tattoos have healed awesomely and a lot more quickly than my first pieces! It was a lot simpler than what other artists and people with tattoos told me to do. Thanks 434 Crew for my custom tattoo! I won’t go to any other place in Honolulu for a tattoo!” ~ J-Dub, a satisfied customer.

If anything happens, no worries, all touch-ups on are free. Make sure you keep the highest level of SPF sunscreen and protection over your tattoo and you should be golden for life. We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

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 Tattoo Couture

What up from 434 Tattoo, your number one destination for a Hawaiian Custom Tattoo!

We love that you come in and get the your custom tattoo with us during your Hawaii vacation and rock our work on your skin.  We just wanted to let you know that we re-stocked our apparel in the shop so that you can rock 434 Tattoo around the world as well!  Our tees sell out like new-born puppies but you can also purchase them online as well.

You’ll also find the Tattoo Adam All Natural Ointment for your tattoo aftercare should you run out or want to use it for your next tattoo in the event that you aren’t getting your next tattoo from Adam, Andy, or Marko while on your Hawaii vacation.

Until we see you again, check back for more blogs, more fun, and features like 434 Tattoo on location (pt. 1 and 2)…

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