Custom tattoo // Consultation
Custom Tattoos Hawaii: All of our custom tattoos are drawn to fit an individual’s needs. Come on in to our Tattoo Parlor in Honolulu, Hawaii with a rough idea, and a little bit of references and we can go from there and design whatever your custom tattooing desire may be. We are artists and professionals that know how deal with Custom Tattoos in Hawaii, having been trained in traditional tattooing methods and are Tattoo Artists licensed by the State of Hawaii. Each member of our team of Hawaii tattooists are skilled in drawing and customizations. Just ask us to see our sketch books, read about us online, or view our tattoo gallery!
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Tebori // American Hand Poke
Japanese tattooing is very near and dear to our hearts here at 434 Tattoo, our Waikiki custom tattoo shop.
A few years ago, Tattoo Adam was recognized by the legendary Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III with the name Horiyume, which recognized Adam’s commitment to the art, his years of service, and dedication to improve. One ways that Horiyume does that is by practicing the artform, in multiple fashions.
If you are interested in getting a traditional Japanese style tattoo in Hawaii, we have multiple options available through Horiyume for you. The experience of getting a traditional Japanese tebori tattoo is but one of example how Horiyume can provides custom Japanese tattoo artwork for clients. “It’s a bit more relaxing, almost like a massage.” One client remarked in reference to his experience with Tebori.
Machine // Electric tattooing
When Edisons electric pen was released and marketed to the public it ended up being a dud.**On December 8, 1891 O’Reilly was given a patent for a tattooing-machine. In the papers filed alongside the patent it is explained that the device is a modification of Edison’s earlier invention. The needles would pass through ink gathered into the ink reservoir as they perforated the skin and the tattoo machine was born. One interesting thing about the machine is that it could hold between one and five needles at a time; thus showing that artists wanted the ability to create broader lines when the situation called for them. The machine also sped up the process of tattooing considerably by allowing tattooists to perforate the skin more than the standard two or three times a second they were able to while handpoking designs, O’Reilly’s new machine could perforate the skin about 50 times per second.
Body // Piercing
Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn or where an implant could be inserted. The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing, or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice.
Debra started piercing in Hollywood, CA in 1991 and pierced in So. Cal until 1996 when Maui called, she worked a few North Shore shops then at Skin Deep Lahaina with the "old crew" for 9 years, after that Atomic Tattoo for 5 years until moving to Oahu. She took a break to follow her passion as a fine art photographer but has decided to pierce as well at 434 Tattoo by appointment. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org to set an appointment or answer your questions.