Summer Events: the 2016 Hawaii Tattoo Expo

Hawaii's Pacific Ink and Art Expo is bringing the heat this 5-7th of August!

jessicapaige6 months ago in Guides

Summer is here and with it comes the season for tattoo conventions! 

You may have read our write up on the East Coast's Pagoda City Tattoo Fest, but if you happen to find yourself in Oahu this August, The Pacific Ink & Art Expo is undoubtedly the place to be. 

Guests will experience 3 days packed with live music, entertainment, food and drink, hundreds of vendors, hula dancing (yay!) and of course all different styles of tattooing.  The PIAE is pulling out all the stops in it's fifth annual year, with an impressive roster of celebrity artists including NY Ink's Megan Massacre, Best Ink's Roman Abrego, and Tattoo Nightmares' Big Gus. Old schoolers and tattoo history aficionados will also appreciate the attendance OG's Shanghai Kate, Rick Walters, and Lyle Tuttle - to name a few. 

Check out some highlights from our stroll through last years convention...

Jessica PaigeFrom Tattoodo App
Roman Abrego tattooing a happy customer at last years Pacific Ink and Art Expo (@romantattoos) #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo #RomanAbrego
Roman Abrego tattooing a happy customer at last years Pacific Ink and Art Expo (@romantattoos) #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo #RomanAbrego
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The beautiful & talented Teneile Napoli working on a B&G portrait at last years convention. (@teneile_napoli)  #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo #TeneileNapoli
The beautiful & talented Teneile Napoli working on a B&G portrait at last years convention. (@teneile_napoli) #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo #TeneileNapoli
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Lyle Tuttle. Enough Said. #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo #LyleTuttle
Lyle Tuttle. Enough Said. #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo #LyleTuttle
Venue: Neal S. Blaisdell Center Location: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI When: August 5th, 6th, & 7th
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Salt Lake City's Mina Aoki gets down to business on a neck tattoo. (@minaaoki) #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo
Salt Lake City's Mina Aoki gets down to business on a neck tattoo. (@minaaoki) #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo
HOURS FRI: August 5th / 3pm - 11pm SAT: August 6th / 11am - 11pm SUN: August 7th / 11am - 7pm
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Little badass in the making. #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo
Little badass in the making. #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo
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The beginnings of a traditional Hawaiian "tatau" being made by Kawika Au & the Pauhi crew.  (@kawikaau) #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo #KawikaAu
The beginnings of a traditional Hawaiian "tatau" being made by Kawika Au & the Pauhi crew. (@kawikaau) #PIAE #PacificInkandArtExpo #KawikaAu

With stunning Honolulu as the backdrop, we doubt you'll need much more convincing - but attached is a recap below...

For more information and the full lineup roster, please visit their website.