Want a sick Polynesian Tattoo that was applied with care, knowledge of the meaning, and looks good?
Or how about a traditional Japanese tebori tattoo while cruising through Hawaii?
Looking for something fresh, dope, that you can wear with pride?
Your prayers and rain dances have been heard! Our Waikiki Tattoo Shop is the answer! 434 Tattoo is located conveniently on the cusp of the historic Waikiki strip and Ala Moana Boulevard. On the same street and a hop, skip, & a jump from WailanaCoffee House, we are located at 434 Ena Rd.
Our team is led by Tattoo Adam Siehr. Also known as Horiyume, Adam has over two decades of experience tattooing people from around the world. He has even tattooed the infamous Iron Mike Tyson!
We offer free consultations for tattoos at our Waikiki tattoo studio and take both appointments and walk-ins. Give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for you!
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.
Came across two very interesting statements circulating the web recently that sparked some thoughts…
“Everybody that isn’t really aware of the newer trends in tattooing is just hung up on the stereotype that they’re shady and for bikers or gang members, just very seedy overall,” says Jerry Cross in an article about the opening of a new tattoo studio he owns with a few friends.
Another statement that catches the eye is the following headline:
The article is about an interview with his wife, Angelina Jolie, and both very well-known actors have ink. So it’s a bit interesting to hear that he specifically doesn’t want their daughters to get ink. She is quoted in the Fox News piece as saying:
“How do I say ‘No’? It’s especially hard for dads and girls,” she said. “For some reason men get a little more sensitive when the daughter gets a tattoo.”
It’s hard to fathom why the statement is aimed at just the daughters and not the sons. It is easy to see why a parent might not want their child to have the same experiences, especially in the case where someone experienced tattoo discrimination. But Pitt and Jolie have done pretty well for themselves so it’s doubtful the tattoos are all that bad.
For every step forward the artform takes, it seems like something happens that reinforces those sad, negative stereotypes that just aren’t true of everyone. There are tons of criminals and assholes who have no ink.
The tattoo isn’t the problem. There are great people who do alot for their communities who have tattoos. Tattooists are artists and for every stereotype, there are countless numbers of folks who break that mold.
The issue of discrimination runs a bit beyond just skin deep… and that type of ish is just a part of humanity and the problem will exist until we figure out a way to flush it.
But fear not!
Our tattoos here at 434 Tattoo are free from bullshit and our awesome tattoo studio in Waikiki is open 24/7, from 10a to 10p. We specialize in custom tattooing and can intricately perform a number of styles including Asian tattoos, Hawaiian tattoo designs, & traditional old school tattoos and new school tattoos. We also have many books and tattoo flash available for you to review.
Bring your tattoo ideas and yourself and show solidarity against ignorance and stereotypes and come on down to get your ink on!
Recently, the BBC published an article talking about anti-tattoo discrimination laws in the UK because a growing number of people there, who are qualified for work, are finding themselves without work or call-backs because of visible tattoos. The percentage of people who are tattooed in the work-force is even higher in the US.
What this all means is that people, who can do great work, are being blacklisted because of their personal preference and choice to express themselves with tattoos.
As one of Hawaii’s best tattoo shops, we obviously support getting custom tattoos here at 434 Tattoo, our tattoo studio in Waikiki.
We are open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p plying the trade we love and have served a great many of HPD’s finest, as well as military and law enforcement personnel from around the world.
Our Hawaii tattoo shop is going to continue to give great service to anyone and hopefully, some day, the choice to wear visible artwork on one’s skin will be accepted by organization’s around the world.
When considering that tattoos have had cultural significance since before businesses were businesses, it certainly is confusing why people are so opposed and afraid of tattooed individuals.
If one of the largest revenue generating forces in the world, the NFL, is okay with it, then maybe there’s hope and tattoos will have a shot at wide-stream acceptance.
Interested in getting a custom tattoo in Hawaii? Don’t know where to go? Want some of the best service in all of the land? Then look no further than your friendly neighborhood tattoo shop in Waikiki… 434 Tattoo!
Led by Tattoo Adamand his 22 plus years of experience in just about every type of style and application and joined by the talented Hawaii Tattoo Artist (by way of the New York) Lions, you are are bound to find the look and design you’ve been searching for, for a lifetime!
So come on down! We offer free consultations on all tattoos, free touch-ups for a lifetime, and promise to work at giving you the best happiest experience you’ve ever had!