Guest Artist – Macho

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get worked on by Korean Tattoo Artist Macho!  It’s been a blast to have him with the crew and his work is on point.

Macho has some dope tattoo designs available for someone looking to pick something premade and ready to go at our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor 434 Tattoo.

You can preview the styles below but there’s nothing like seeing it in person!

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We are open 7 days a week, from 10a to 10p, rain or shine.  Come on down and let’s get to work on your next great tattoo! And stay tuned for more news on the return of Takashi to our Waikiki tattoo studio!

Takashi specializes in tebori, the traditional Japanese style of tattooing, and was with us earlier this year and for the Tattoo expo.

Aloha!

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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Takashi at our Waikiki Tattoo Studio on July 30!

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Tattoo Artist Takashi Matsuba will be working a guest spot at our Waikiki Tattoo Studio 434 Tattoo starting from July 30, 2015!  Takashi exclusively practices Tebori, the traditional form of Japanese tattooing.  In recent years, Tattoo Adam, Owner and President of our Hawaii custom tattoos shop created a space dedicated to tebori tattooing.

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With Takashi coming to Honolulu as a guest artist at our studio along with taking some time at the upcoming Pacific Ink & Art Expo, this is as close to an authentic, traditional Japanese tattoo experience that you can get outside of Japan! Though most of the outlining of the piece is done with a machine, all of the shading is done with in the traditional handpoking style.

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Check out Takashi’s website Runin Tattoo for more samples of his work and to learn more about this exciting artist!  To schedule an appointment, check out the details below.  We located at 434 Ena Rd. and are open 7 days a week, from 10a – 10p.  We offer free consultations & are more than happy to talk stories with you to make this the most amazing experience and an adventure in custom tattooing for you!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Hawaii Tattoo Convention – Coming this Summer 2015

The 2015 Hawaii Tattoo Convention is right around the corner!

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Tebori tattoo artist Takashi will be going to the Pacific Ink & Art Expo on August 7, 8, & 9, during his time in Hawaii but you can get your work done or started by him from July 30 at our Waikiki tattoo studio!  Check out what his bio for the Expo has to say about his work:

“Although outlines are still done by machine, this method uses a long bamboo stick, called a nomi, with steel needles arranged in rows, singly or stacked and tied at the end. The tip of the nomi is dipped in ink and pressed rapidly into the skin. This creates some of the finest shading and subtle gradations, giving the tattoos a distinct look from typical machine work.”

434 Tattoo will be Takashi’s home in the lead-up to the event and we’re taking appointments for him now!  Contact us today to learn more and to book your slot!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Where to go for a Waikiki Tattoo Shop

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With so many tattoo shops popping up and located all across the world, it’s easy to wonder where you should you even begin to look for a Waikiki tattoo shop while visiting the island of Oahu!  Let the search end now!

Check us out, we got you!

Our Waikiki tattoo studio is open 7 days a week and you can come on down and get inked by the best in the business here in Hawaii! We have won the award for Honolulu’s Best Custom Tattooing Studio for five years running and our Owner/Lead Artist Tattoo Adam Siehr has over two decades of experience in the business.

If you’re also interested in finding an artist who practices Tebori in Hawaii, look no further!

Adam, also known as Horiyume, a name he was given by Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III, specializes in Japanese tattooing and custom tattoos (pictured above).  In the past few years, Adam converted an area of our tattoo studio in Waikiki to a space to practice Tebori, the traditional form of Japanese tattooing.

We even have Takashi from Japan, by way of Brooklyn, as a Guest Artist starting from July 30.  Takashi only practices tebori and this is a great opportunity for you to experience this sacred tradition.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment.  We offer free consultations and strive to offer great service.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Tebori Tattooist Spotlight: Takashi Matsuba

Tattoo Artist Takashi Matsuba makes his way to Hawaii at the end of July 2015 and will be a special guest artist at our Waikiki Tattoo Studio, 434 Tattoo.  Takashi travels across the world to tattoo and is currently in Brooklyn, New York, as he prepares to make his way to the Aloha State.

Tattoo Adam practices Tebori
Tattoo Adam practices Tebori

Specializing in traditional Japanese tattoo style, Takashi has been practicing the art of tattooing and has been a tattoo artist over the last 12 years.  With Japanese tattooing his specialty, Takashi will only be performing tebori while visiting.

Tattoo Adam, Owner and Lead Tattooist at our Hawaii tattoo shop, has been practicing the ancient, traditional style for some time.  Adam created a special area in the shop dedicated to tebori and it’s an honor to have someone of Takashi’s talent and skill join the team.

For his decades of service in the tattoo industry, with a love and dedication to the Japanese tattoo  culture and style, Adam was given the name of Horiyume, by Tattoo Legend Horiyoshi III.

“If you have ever wanted a traditional Japanese tattoo experience, don’t miss Takashi’s visit!” shares Tattoo Adam.

We are now scheduling appointments for Takashi, who will get to inking on July 30.  Contact us today and we’ll get you set up with this epic artist for a once in a lifetime experience that is rare to find outside of Japan!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Vice feature on Horiyoshi III & Traditional Japanese Tattooing

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Tattoo Adam practicing traditional Japanese artwork in his space dedicated to tebori.

Head over to Vice.com to check out a feature on the legendary sensei and Japanese Tattoo Master Horiyoshi III.

Our Waikiki Tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo, has a unique connection with the master tattooist.  Owner and Lead Artist Tattoo Adam Siehr has been a long-time student of this great teacher and artist, having visited Yokohama, Japan, on many occasions to learn and get custom tattoos as well.

Horiyoshi III even gave Adam the honor of a custom name, Horiyume (“Curving Dream”) and Adam has begun practicing the Traditional Japanese Tattooing or tebori.

The video is worth anyone’s time who is interested in learning more about tattoo traditions and the legend himself.  For all your other tattoo needs on Oahu, visit our Hawaii tattoo studio 7 days a week! Walk-ins are welcome though appointments are a greatly appreciated.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

What is a Custom Tattoo?

A quick search of the internet and you will find the definition of tattoo as follows:

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Wait!  Say what?!?!  That’s your random fact of the day as to what the word tattoo can mean.  Here is another definition, which you’re probably a bit more familiar with:

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Tattoos are a form of body modification that have been practiced for a variety of reasons for years. From cultural significance to marks of imprisonment, today’s have occupied a place on our bodies and been a part of all walks of Life.

At our tattoo shop in Waikiki434 Tattoo, our team is skilled in all sorts of tattoo designs ranging from traditional tattoos, old school styles, new school tattoos, Polynesian tattoos, and specifically popular here in Hawaii, Hawaiian tattoos.

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Take the traditional a step back and Horiyume, also known as shop owner Tattoo Adam Siehr, practices Japanese tebori tattoos, which involves the tap of the needles with and no tattoo machine.

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Ultimately what our team strives to create for you are custom tattoos!

Custom tattoos are original creations of artwork, that are then applied to the body.  While Tattoo Flash is something you’ll find on the walls in a tattoo shop, and are quite popular, custom tattoos allow the Tattoo Artist to flex her/his creative muscle and design something that is unique to you.

Custom tattooing is something we take pride in and are well-prepared to do!  For a free consultation on any tattoo, come on by and we’ll happy to discuss the custom tattoo process and answer any tattoo questions you have in general!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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