Tattoo Ohana in Hawaii

Recently some of our extended tattoo ohana visited our tattoo shop in Waikiki for a visit, some ink, and fellowship all the way from the 9th Island of Hawaii, Las Vegas!20161023_123855

As always, our doors are open to people from all over and we strive to make this the happiest place around!

We are open 7 days a week, from 10am to 10pm, and offer free consultations on all custom tattoos. Our team specializes in all forms of the art, with Owner Horiyume Tattoo Adam also offering tebori style traditional Japanese tattooing!

Come on down and join the family!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

In the Spotlight – Tattoo Apprentice Michael Amaral

Our Waikiki Tattoo Studio has welcome some new blood into the family here at 434 Tattoo and we’d like to introduce you to Michael Amaral aka Komb.  Learn more about one of the newest in our ohana here!

Michael was referred by none another than a former member of our team and family member Marko Livingston.  Marko has gone on to take on more solo work and has even opened his own Hawaii tattoo studio!  Michael, Marko, and Horiyume Tattoo Adam are all bound by a common love for painting, in particular, graffiti!

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Over the course of his journey, which took him from Campbell High School to the University of Hawaii, Michael has done music and went to school for architecture, which led him to explore painting further. He began to develop a deep appreciation for tattoos and has been an apprentice with our tattoo studio in Waikiki for 3 months.

Fun fact: He is also serving this country as a member of the US Navy, which has taken him overseas for work in Italy and Japan.

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A push behind his drive to tattooing is because he loves to experience new things, see the finished tattoo product, and wants to share that joy with people who are seeking to experience it through their own new tattoos.

Check out Michael’s artwork on Instagram (@_kombism_) and watch the progression of this talented young artist!

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To get a tattoo with us, holla!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Best Japanese Tattoo Artist in Hawaii

The allure of the East has long held the West captive.

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In the world of tattooing, it is no different.

At an early age, Horiyume Tattoo Adam, Owner & Lead Artist here at our Waikiki Tattoo Shop 434 Tattoo discovered a love of art and from there was drawn to Japanese tattooing.

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Specializing in custom tattooing and able to tattoo styles ranging from old school, new school,  & Americana, to Hawaiian & Polynesian, Horiyume’s Japanese tattoo work is one of a kind.  I

nspired by and having learned from the Master Tattoo Artist Horiyoshi III, Horiyume even practices the traditional tebori tattoo in Hawaii.

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If you are looking for as authentic an experience of a Japanese tattoo without going to Japan, stop by.  We’re open 7 days a week, from 10a – 10p.

Appointments guarantee your slot but walk-in appointments are always welcome!

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Looking forward to inking ya!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Where are the Best Tattoo Artists in Honolulu? Here at 434 Tattoo!

434 Tattoo our award-winning Waikiki tattoo studio recently received another accolade! In a recent message from the Director of Community at Expertise.com, we learned that our team was listed among the best tattoo artists in Honolulu!

The process included the team at Expertise conducting research and reviewing 268 artists based in Honolulu.  The list was further curated down to 112, with a shortlist of the top  narrowed down artists at 19 shops here, of which 434 Tattoo sits at the top. Criteria factoring into the decision included Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, Professionalism, & Engagement.

“We’re honored for the award and to be listed amongst the other great teams here in Hawaii.” Horiyume Tattoo Adam Siehr, Owner of our Hawaii Tattoo shop.

We could not have done it without all of our loyal and enthusiastic clients!  Thank you for being a part of the 434 Tattoo Ohana!

Now, come on down and get inked by the best!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Summer, Summer, Summertime!

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The Summer will officially be upon us soon but it already feels like it here in Hawaii! Who are we kidding, it feels like Summer most days & nights here!

The Summer Season is the busiest of the year for our Hawaii tattoo studio!  Here are a few tips to get you the best experience possible and maximize the time we have together:

  1. Schedule an appointment with a member of our team at 434 Tattoo, one of Hawaii’s best tattoo shops! Being amongst the top in the game takes hard work and dedication and as a result, our books fill up during the busy times.  While walk-ins are always welcome, we want to be sure to give you our focus and attention so if you could, would you please contact us (info below) to schedule an appointment in advance?  Thanks!
  2. Schedule your appointment for the last day/night or morning of your trip. Many people coming through will be here on vacation and we want this to be a beautiful tattoo.  As a result, you’ll want to wait until you’ve had your fill of the ocean and sun in order for the tattoo to heal its best.
  3. Wear sunscreen. This is just good practice all around and it will protect any pre-existing work that you. The sun will fade your tattoos unless you take the time to shade and care for them!
  4. Have an idea! While pulling something spontaneously can be fun, you’ll be happier and more satisfied if you have an idea to begin with. Our team can work with you and advise you on how to make it look the best so a starting point will help to streamline that process!

These are just a few tips to consider. As always, we want you to have an amazing experience so feel free to ask any questions along the way.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

Tattoo Revisions to Navy Policy

For many years, our blog has shared some the coolest and most controversial news about tattoos from around the world.  Today we learned of a super awesome change to the Navy’s tattoo policies!  Check it out from 13NewsNow!

“The Navy Personnel Command announced revisions to its personal appearance policy regarding tattoos last month.  It will take effect on April 30th of this year.  The Navy proclaimed that it recognizes the prevalence of tattoos, especially with millennials, the generation it is recruiting and wanting to retain. 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens explained, “We need to make sure that we’re not missing any opportunities to recruit and retain the best and the brightest because of our policies.”

The revisions to the personal appearance policy permit the following:

• Multiple or large tattoos below the elbow or knee, including the wrists and hands.
• One neck tattoo, which includes behind the ear. This tattoo cannot exceed one inch in length or height in either or both directions.

It is important to note that no tattoos are allowed on the head, face (to include the ears) and scalp; and allowable tattoos on the torso cannot be visible when one is wearing his/her white uniform. These revisions also do not change the Navy’s rules concerning the content of tattoos and other body art anywhere on the body. 

The Navy’s administrative records specifically state: “Tattoos/body art/brands located anywhere on the body that are prejudicial to good order, discipline, and morale or are of a nature to bring discredit upon the naval service are prohibited. For example, tattoos/body art/brands that are obscene, sexually explicit, and/or advocate discrimination based on sex, race, religion, ethnic, or national origin are prohibited. In addition, tattoos/body art/brands that symbolize affiliation with gangs, supremacist or extremist groups, or advocate illegal drug use are prohibited.”

You can read more about these revisions by clicking here.”

So to all of our friends in the Navy who have been waiting to finish up their sleeves or to get a small tattoo on their necks, come on down! We’d love to ink ya at our Waikiki tattoo studio!

434 Tattoo is located at 434 Ena Rd. in Honolulu, Hawaii.  It is one of Hawaii’s best tattoo shops, having won multiple awards, and is run by Tattoo Adam Siehr (Horiyume).  Horiyume has over 20 years in the business and strives for excellent customer service and satisfication. The shop is open from 10a – 10p and contact info & directions can be found below.

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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

 

Accidental Tattoo Stories

Not all tattoo stories are created equally.

The New York Post and other news outlets reported that a woman got NBA player Jeremy Lin’s name tattooed in kanji recently… without knowing! Apparently, a friend told her it meant something else and only after getting the ink, did she learn that the tattoo was not what she thought.

Rather than get mad, this woman embraced it and became the ultimate Jeremy Lin fan, consuming information about him, watching videos, and even going so far as to buy a ticket to a Hornets game to see her ‘ink’ play in real life.  Lin, by all accounts a pretty cool guy, took a picture of a marker version of her ink and shared it on social media.

Moral of the story: Seek out an authority to find the meaning of something you are getting tattooed rather than blind faith.  

While this woman made the most out of the experience, not everyone will have the same response, or luck in having it represent something cool in a different way.

We welcome any custom tattoo questions that you might while you’re visiting our tattoo studio in Waikiki.  We have a wealth of experience and many contacts who can assist with just about any question.  Feel free to contact us today to schedule an appointment or to ask us a question!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

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