The Best Custom Tattoo Studio in Hawaii

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Are you looking for a tattoo and only trust the best in the business for your ink?

Perhaps you should give our tattoo studio in Waikiki a try!  We have been voted the Best Custom Tattooing Studio in Honolulu for 5 plus years and counting!

Led by Horiyume, or Tattoo Adam Siehr, we offer free consultations from experienced and talented tattoo artists.  Our Tattooists are licensed and sanctioned by the State of Hawaii Department of Health and well-versed in applying your tattoo in a safe fashion.

We specialized in the custom tattoo, which involves creating original artwork based on the concept you bring in or share when we meet.  Each artist has a signature style that they incorporate into their work and our crew can ink you in that fashion.

If you prefer, any other popular tattoo designs from Hawaiian & Polynesian tattoos to Asian Tattoos and traditional American tattoos.  Tattoo Adam even practices Tebori, or traditional Japanese tattooing!

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So stop the search and come on down!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

The Dangers of DIY Tattoos & Homemade Ink

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Horiyume Tattoo Adam, a professional tattoo artist licensed in the State of Hawaii working on a client out of his custom tattoo studio in Hawaii!

 

THINK BEFORE YOU INK!

In tattoo news online, a recent report illustrates the dangers of getting a homemade tattoo.

While the internet connects us and can be beautiful to share knowledge, it’s a little concerning that people can watch a video about tattooing with a sewing needle and think they are ready to go…

One of the most interesting points from the article was that in light of a recent outbreak of infections relating to some ink, a number of home tattoo kits were recalled by the FDA!

Another point to consider is that while some people might be okay with the diy tattoos, everyone’s immune system is different and for people with a weak immune system, an amateur tattoo done at a home could be particularly dangerous.

To each her/his own but the damages of a bad tattoo can last a lifetime and turn someone off from returning to correct it or getting a tattoo that is properly applied by a professional tattoo artist: someone who went through the rigors of training to learn the proper methods of tattooing and is sanctioned and licensed by the governing body where s/he lives.

For more information about tattoos and the professional standards in the industry, check out the National Tattoo Association.  434 Tattoo, our tattoo studio in Waikiki is a proud member and also a part of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, which advocates for safe tattoos.

Stop by any time for a consultation and to work with a tattoo pro who can help you select something beautiful and meaningful!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Old School Tattoo Artists – Prince Vallar

We stumbled across this article recently about one of the old-school tattoo artists in Scotland, Prince Vallar.  It’s believed that Prince Vallar would make house-calls to create tattoos for his clientele, opened a “pop-up shop” to create ink, and eventually owned Scotland’s first recorded tattoo shop.

The article states: “By 1911 he was working as a “society tattooist” in 1911 at a time when the fashion for tattoos among the upper classes of Victorian and Edwardian Britain was already in decline.”

The shop he would later open (1934) is a testament to his work and the ability to continue plying his trade despite what cultural trends may have been.  Here’s to you and all the other tattoo artists who have paved the way before us!

While tattoos are gaining more mainstream acceptance, stories like this just show that everything happens in trends and waves and things can change.

Despite change, the best and the consistent among us always rise above.

If you’re looking for a tattoo or have an idea about one that you need help figuring out, swing on by our friendly neighborhood tattoo studio in Waikiki.

We’re here to ink ya!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Tattoo Care in the Summer

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Summer’s here!  That means a variety of things for many different people!  It’s a time to get outdoors, enjoy family, friends, and fun all over!  It’s also hotter than usual and trips to the beach, especially in places like Hawaii become very common.  As tempting as it is to just jump in the water, remember that the sun can do damage to your skin, and if your tattooed, not only are the ultraviolet rays cause for concern regarding sunburn and if prolonged even skin cancer, your ink can be in harm’s way!

“The sun is the number one enemy of your tattoos.”  Tattoo Adam, owner of Waikiki tattoo studio 434 Tattoo shares.

The sun can make your tattoos fade and all that time, money, pain runs the risk of being for not!  But fear not, for there are a number of things you can do.

1. Wear Sunscreen.  This is a given for anyone who will be in the sun for a period of time, tattooed or not.  Sunburn sucks and skin cancer is no joke, so lather up, the higher the SPF, the better.  Don’t worry, health is better than a tan.

2. Cover up.  It might not be cool to wear a shirt at the beach or the park but bring an umbrella, create shade, wear a hat.  Do whatever you can to help your skin.  Your older self will thank you!

3. Don’t go out in peak sun hours.  The peak time for UV rays to wreak havoc on your body is between 10a – 3p.  Do your best to stay out of the sun during the time.  In addition to the heat and the sun’s impact on your skin, your body also dehydrates, so if you’re in the sun during times when it’s not as hot, you will stay hydrated and feel better longer.  Which leads to…

4. Drink water!  Salt water dehydrates.  It’s science or something.  Or if it isn’t, just trust us.  It does.  Factor in that Hawaii is close to the Equator and intense rays and humidity and well, dehydration happens.  Drink water as often as you can.  Remember caffeine dehydrates, so does alcohol, so for every coffee, energy drink, and beer, replenish with water.  You’ll feel better and believe it or not, your skin will be more hydrated…

With that, the ball is in your court, players and playettes!  Take care of yourself, your skin, and both your health and tattoos will be stoked for Life!

See you at the beach and hopefully at our tattoo studio in Waikiki!  We’re open everyday from morning til late in the evening and we are happy to assist you in getting a custom tattoo in Hawaii!

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

 

Thai Tattoo Experience Pt. 3

So concludes this part of Journey in Thailand for Tattoo Adam, Owner and President of our Hawaii Custom Tattoos establishment, 434 Tattoo.  Adam returned to the islands with “knowledge that cannot be contained in books,” the kind of teachings that one only receives when in the presence of a Master like Achan Adjan.

Adam would like to send his heartfelt gratitude and Aloha to another great teacher that he has encountered!

Come on down to our Tattoo Studio in Waikiki for custom tattoos, a piece based on Tattoo Flash, or a souvenir tattoo to commemorate your experience here in the islands!

Can’t make it to Thailand or not planning a trip soon?  No worries!  Our team of talented Hawaii Tattoo Artists love what they do and you’ll feel blessed in our shop that has positive vibes emanating from it and has in fact, been blessed by a monk itself!

 

We look forward to inking ya!

Aloha!

The 411 about 434:

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

 

 

Where to get Custom Tattoos in Hawaii

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Are you itching for that new piece and looking for a great place to get a custom tattoo in Hawaii?  Look no further than right here!

Our Honolulu tattoo shop has been recognized for four years and counting as the best Honolulu Custom Tattooing Studio and we pride ourselves in doing great work that you will be happy with for the rest of your days and nights!

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Tattoo Adam Siehr is the Owner and President of our tattoo shop in Waikiki and has been tattooing for over 20 years!  Gifted in the arts at an early age, Adam found his passion in tattooing and has been inspired Asian Style Tattoos as well as a bit of everything thing having been brought up in the old-school tattoo traditions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

 

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You can find our shop at 434 Ena Road, open every day (except some Holidays) from 10a-10p.  Give us a call to set up a free consultation and let’s get you started on that awesome custom tattoo you’ve been dreaming about!

The 411 about 434:

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

Tattoos in Hawaii News

Our tattoo studio in Honolulu, is not a stranger to the news.

Led by Owner, Tattoo Adam, and the coverage he received while working as a tattoo artist in Las Vegas, doing custom tattooing for the likes of Mike Tyson, among many, we have been mentioned and featured in the news from time to time.  When you are the defending Best Customing Tattooing Studio in Honolulu for three years and counting, you find your way into the headlines.

While perusing Facebook recently, we saw that Marko Livingston was once again photographed for Honolulu Street Pulse.  But little did we know we would find these pearls…

Here we have tattooist, Andy Burley, striking a pose as Tattoo Adam and Marko do what we at 434 Tattoo do best in the background of our tattoo Parlor in Honolulu, located at 434 Ena Rd.

And here we have Mr. Burley reading your mind so that you get the best Tattoo  in Hawaii possible!  So come on down for your free consultation, get your mind read, and get inked by the best in Honolulu!

These pictures and the credit for the photos go to Honolulu Photographer Tony Grillo (Markoʻs Uncle) and the photos are from his Facebook.