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...
Venue: Neal S. Blaisdell Center Location: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI When: August 5th, 6th, & 7th
HOURS FRI: August 5th / 3pm - 11pm SAT: August 6th / 11am - 11pm SUN: August 7th / 11am - 7pm
With stunning Honolulu as the backdrop, we doubt you'll need much more convincing - but attached is a recap below...