Hawaii’s Pacific Ink & Art Expo 2014 – This Weekend!

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Amidst the opening of the Marvel Comics film Guardians of the Galaxy and North Shore native Jack Johnson’s concerts this weekend, is the third annual Hawaii Tattoo Convention, otherwise known as the Pacific Ink & Art Expo!  Tattoo Artists, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world come together for the three day event, which features food eating, calendar models, and best tattoo contests alongside dozens of booths of tattooists plying their trade and epic after-party events around town.

Tattoo Adam representing at last year's Expo.
Tattoo Adam representing at last year’s Expo.

434 Tattoo, our Hawaii tattoo studio led by Tattoo Adam, return this year as one of the participating shops with a booth. Go on down and take advantage of the opportunity to catch the team in action while also checking out the festivities!

Hope to see you there!

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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434 Tattoo in the Media

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Word on the street is Tattoo Adam, Owner and President of our Hawaii tattoo studio434 Tattoo, will be in the upcoming issue of Cherry Pop Revue, a local publication focusing on the Arts, Artists, Culture, and Entertainment in Hawaii.

Adam was interviewed by the publication to share his experiences in tattooing, getting tattooed, and spiritual tattoos in the temples in Thailand.

We’ll keep you posted when the article is out but for now, preview the book online here.

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

 

When Not to Get a Tattoo

We are pro-tattoos!  We are a Hawaii Custom Tattoo Studio afterall and it would make sense that we are all favor freedom of expression and inking your body.  With that, we are all for responsible tattooing.  If you get something, you have to think of a way to live it.  You might be able to cover-up a piece from time to time (which our crew specializes in since we do anything custom) but some pieces just don’t work out…

Over the years, especially with the advent of the internet, tattoo artists as a whole of been getting a bad rap because of the actions of a few out there.  We have shared tattoo news from around the world here on the official blog for our Waikiki Tattoo studio, so you might recall a few of them.

Like the man who tattooed his dog… or the woman who tattooed her tattoo artist boyfriend’s name on her face right after meeting him.  It’s quite a world out there and we’re not here to judge but again, we do think it’s important to ink responsibly, which is why our talented Hawaii Tattoo Artists are all licensed and act in accordance to the Hawaii State Department of Health and the State of Hawaii Laws relating to tattoos.

So we have to ask the question: Is Google about to ink responsibly?  A new technology that Google has put in to work, a removable electronic tattoo on the throat, can apparently tell when people are lying.  Lying certainly isn’t cool but that sounds a bit much from the the biggest brother on the internet…

Just saying.  Anyhow, think twice before you do something you regret with your body and if you have any questions, come see one of the tattoo professionals at our  tattoo studio in Honolulu.  We offer free consultations on all tattoos and are open 7 days a week.  

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

The Sun and Your New Tattoo

The Sun and your New Custom Tattoo do not necessarily go hand-in-hand, especially in Hawaii.  Here at our Hawaii Custom Tattoos Studio, the award-winning tattoo shop 434 Tattoo, we have people very interested in how the sun and the ocean will impact their newly inked pride and joy!

“The sun is your the enemy of your skin and your new tattoo.” Tattoo Adam, Owner and Tattooist, has shared with many customers over the years.

A few tips for protecting your skin and ink from the Sun:

If you just got inked, stay out the sun, the ocean, and pools for at least 2 weeks.  3 weeks is even better!  The ocean harbors countless numbers of microorganisms waiting to take up residence in your body and your fresh flesh!  You’re going to want to keep a light layer of lotion, ointment, etc. over your new tattoo to keep it moisturized and the sun will surely dry that up so again, at least 2, if not 3 weeks no sunning or swimming!  So you might want to go in the ocean as much as you can before getting that new custom piece…

Use the highest amount of SPF that you can.  If you’re going in the water, get a waterproof sunscreen and don’t be afraid to apply more.

Keep your tattoos covered up.  The better you take care of your skin, so less exposure to the harmful UVs, the better off your new tattoos will be.

Now that you have the information on how to care for your skin and your tattoo, you’re ready to go, or come in!  All consultations are free, appointments preferred, walk-ins always welcome!

We hope to see you soon in our Honolulu Tattoo parlor located near the famous Waikiki Strip and Ala Moana Beach Park.

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

New Hawaii Tattoo Website

Check out our new Hawaii Tattoo website, www.434Tattoo.com, the place where you can learn about what goes on around our Waikiki tattoo shop.  Shop Owner and Custom tattooist, Tattoo Adam, and artist Karl ʻDoubledownʻ Juthans, were the masterminds behind the new and improved site.

In addition to getting all your 411 about 434 in one unique place, you can also get quick access to our Instagr.am and Tumblr Feeds where you can check out new tattoos as well as some of our other custom tattoo work.

Weʻd like to thank all of you who stop by the shop for your ink and who check us out virtually at our site and here at the blog.  Your support is appreciated!  Please feel free to stop by for your free consultation or to set up your next tattoo appointment!

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

And for those of you waiting for our WTF Wednesday Blurb…

Wait no further:

That looks more like WTO, What The Ouch!!!

Tattoo Tuesday Meets WTF Wednesday!!! Face Tattoos

Note: Tattoo Tuesday is bleeding into WTF Wednesday as this was began but unable to be finished yesterday… Enjoy!

This picture of the Dude above was too epic to pass up! It is of a gentlemen rocking a face tattoo well into this elder statesmen years!  Facial tattoos are nothing new, though not so widespread or accepted in the West, but a popular form of Polynesian tattoos particularly amongst the Maori people in New Zealand.

The tattoo pictured above is a design that was done last year by Hawaii Custom Tattoo Artist, Tattoo Adam, the owner of our Waikiki Tattoo Studio, 434 Tattoo. You can read more about this style of tattoo here.

And finally for your WTF Wednesday video, we present our Editor’s attempt at an inspirational video.  Find the comedy in it folks and note that a different book is coming out… He’s going to give us copies at our tattoo shop in Honolulu so you’ll be able to scoop that up some day too and have something to read while getting your next custom tattoo.

For any questions, more info, a funny story, to get your ink, hit us up at:

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 a Tattoo in Hawaii… 434 Tattoo

Go where the Champ goes…

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To the Owner of our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor, Tattoo Adam and the 434 Tattoo Shop at 434 Ena Road in Hawaii.

Open 7 days a week, 10a – 10p, our talented Hawaii tattooists know just how to take care of you and get you taken care of in a safe, efficient manner!

Adam himself has just over two decades of experience in the custom tattoo game and our Tattoo Studio in Waikiki has multiple Best Studio Awards over the past few years.

You better believe: The Champ is Here!

See you at 434 Tattoo!