In our last piece, we showed Tattoo Adam designing a custom tattoo stencil at his Waikiki Tattoo studio 434 Tattoo.

To give you the contrast between designing a stencil on paper and directly on the skin, check out this video we took in the past that features Tattoo Adam doing some freehand tattoo work.

434 Tattoo is open 7 days a week, rain or shine, at 434 Ena Rd. in the Ala Moana and Waikiki area of the island of Oahu.  Consultations are free and welcome.  Come on down and check us out.

We’ll be happy to ink ya!

Advertisements

Hawaii Storm Report: Tropical Storm Weezy

There’s a tattoo storm building up and will roll through Hawaii as Rapper Lil Wayne performs on Oahu in September.  We will keep you posted about this event as it will most likely build to a category 5 type of storm in the islands.

Wayne, also known as Weezy, is a main-stay in the celebrity tattoo scene.  At last count, he had between 8 to 11 tattoos… on his face!

The guy is also a pretty successful on the music-side of things with Multi-Platinum Albums, Grammy Awards, the Young Money Record Label, as well as being the one of the most featured artists in the industry.

Stay tuned as your talented team of tattoists and reporters cover this storm.  We have had Grammy Winners (T-Pain) stop by to get inked in the past and our Waikiki tattoo shop has even been hit by a flood awhile back.  But the storm of Lil Wayne would be something far different.

Stay tuned as we track this storms development and discuss some of the tattoos of Lil Wayne…

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

From Pencil to Ink

In our last blog, we discussed the stencil in the tattoo process.  Here’s an example of what a stencil looks like that is a part of larger piece that is in development:

The stencil is a just a guide because the custom tattoo artist has a vision as to what the finished product will look like:

While there are obvious similarities between the two, the tattooist envisions and places where the shading will be, how to do the outline. In this case, Tattoo Adam went with an extra thick outline on the outside so that the frame would really pop out.   Also it’s hard to tell what the thing next to the diamond is in the stencil, whereas with the shading (and its placement to the other tattoos in the larger piece), one can see that it is a claw.

Tattooing, like any system in life, has many intricate parts, that when it comes together as one, creates a masterpiece. Stop by our Waikiki Tattoo Parlor today, tell us you found us online, and get a free consultation and online discount.

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Taking Care of that New Tattoo

What up from 434 Custom Tattoo!  We are your number one Hawaii tattoo parlor for custom tattoo work, Hawaiian tattoos, and more!

A question we are often asked is why does every tattoo artist have a unique process of tattoo after-care in order for a tattoo heal properly?  What really is the best way of taking care of a new tattoo?

Well here at our Waikiki tattoo shop, we follow standards as set by the Hawaii State Department of Health and team of tattoo artists are also proud members of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, an organization that advocates for great work and universal standards among tattoo artists.

At our tattoo shop, located Ena Road, we will go over any questions that you have about not only getting your custom tattoo piece done in Hawaii, we will also hook you up with proper care techniques to prevent infection and so that your tattoo heals nicely.

The first step in tattoo after-care is to remove the bandage after one hour of getting your custom tattoo piece done. Make sure to clean, blot the new tattoo gently, let it air-dry from a minute or two, and then apply small amounts of ointment as recommended by your artist. We carry our own ointment made of natural ingredients available for you to take with you when you’re on the go and if you need to put a little more ointment if the tattoo feels dry.

Many of the people who visit Hawaii want to take advantage of the ocean and the sun. That’s cool but not for your new tattoo. DO NOT go swimming and no sun light for at least two weeks after. The ocean is filled with many micro-organisms and bacteria that will wreak havoc on your brand new tattoo. After two weeks, your tattoo will be good to go and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer them. We’ll also give you a copy of these directions to have with you.

“I got first two tattoos from other artists and once I met Adam, there was no looking back. I get all my custom tattoos from 434 Tattoo in Honolulu because I like the unique custom tattoo style and the quality of the work. Factor in that homeboys is a wizard when it comes to tattoo after-care. I followed his instructions, picked up the ointment, and my tattoos have healed awesomely and a lot more quickly than my first pieces! It was a lot simpler than what other artists and people with tattoos told me to do. Thanks 434 Crew for my custom tattoo! I won’t go to any other place in Honolulu for a tattoo!” ~ J-Dub, a satisfied customer.

If anything happens, no worries, all touch-ups on are free. Make sure you keep the highest level of SPF sunscreen and protection over your tattoo and you should be golden for life. We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

The Polynesian Tattoo Today


Facebook
Twitter
More...

Are you looking for a really good book featuring some of the worlds best Polynesian Tattoo Artists ? This Book , The Polynesian Tattoo Today is a must have . Here you will find some of the most recent up to date Polynesian Tattoo designs , being tattooed into the skin permanently .

Our Company highly recommends purchasing this book for your own personal collection . If you are looking for Ideas on your next Polynesian Tribal Design , try going to the book store and looking at this amazing masterpiece .

Perhaps you are looking to learn more about this culture , if so , 434 Tattoo suggests you buying Tattoo Traditions of Hawaii . Both of these books are by Tricia Allen , a Highly respected Tattoo artist in the Hawaii Tattoo Community .

Tattoo Adam From 434 Tattoo has a tattoo in The Polynesian Tattoo Today , if you are interested in seeing more examples of Polynesian tribal , please visit our web site , http://www.434tattoo.com

Contact Us :

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

1-808-391-8287

adam@tattooadam.com

Where is Hart And Hunington , Honolulu ?


Facebook
Twitter
More...

Is Hart and Hunington Gone ?

After strolling down Kuhio avenue, There was Hart and Hunington , Closed up and covered windows . Do you Know what happened to them , Where did they go ?

If anybody Knows anything about this Blog today, It would be great to get your comments and where about of this Famous lost TV advertised Corporate world of a Tattoo Business ?

It would be great if you could let us know about Hawaii’s Hart and Hunington , so we could inform all there loyal Lost customers Visiting 434 Tattoo Looking to have there Tattoos finished ?

If your in the neighborhood , please visit our friendly open door studio Located At 434 Ena Road , Honolulu, Hawaii . 96815 .

Our shop is small and cozy , most of all Professional and Clean .

Contact Us :

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC

434 Ena Road
Honolulu , Hawaii
96815

adam@tattooadam.com

1-808-391-8287

South Pacific Tattoo Waikiki


Facebook
Twitter
More...

Is South Pacific Tattoo Studio In Waikiki Gone ?

After passing by eggs and things , There was South Pacific Tattoo , very empty inside . This shop was there for ever . Can anyone comment about where there are moving to? 434 Tattoo would like to know more ?

That is 2 Tattoo shops in one season to close down in Waikiki . South Pacific Tattoo And Hart and Hunington Tattoo , both now open vacant locations ? Any one looking for a new spot ??

It would be great if you could comment about this , because Our company feels it is important to let Hart and Hunington and South Pacific Tattoo Clientele where they can be found to honor there work and help there customers find there artists ..

Contact Us :

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

434 Ena Road
Honolulu , Hawaii
96815

1-808-391-8287

adam@tattooadam.com