In 2002 , a customer walked in to the shop ( aloha tattoo ) got a tattoo and kept coming back for more ink .
The customer name of Joe , spent 4 years in Hawaii serving in the Army , getting ink and staying loyal to his artist .
Through out that time after so many hours under the needle Joe and Tattoo Adam established a friendship , witch is a common thing some times .
Joe followed Tattoo Adam as he moved into a small custom studio on Kalakaua ave , where he finished his back piece .
After his four years Joe continued on with his duties else where committed to the Army .
Only 2 short years later Joe returned to Hawaii to his surprise to find Tattoo Adam moving closer into Waikiki , opening his current studio 434 Tattoo , and as a welcome home surprise Joe found his Tattoo on his back running in a widely distributed magazine advertisement for the last 3 years he served here in Hawaii for the army .
In those last 3 years Joe lived around the corner from the studio was always on and off the Island , it was confusing wondering were your friend keeps going , but when he was around our friendships really rooted well into this small little studio .
Joe this blog is for you brother , all though you have left we will be waiting like all those other times for you to come back and be apart of your tattooed family ..
The photo is of Joe treating Tattoo Adam to Famous Hanks Haute Dogs , both was there first time to eat there and a real Awsome experience to remember each others friendship .
Every thing happens for a reason , and I have a good feeling the Army will see it and give a good soldier a good life !
See you soon bro ! Do not for get about us !!
Dec. 7th , 2011