Tattoo Artist Contest


The #PIAE, Defend Hawaii, Full Throttle Tattoo Hawaii, and Cycle City Ltd. are hosting three separate tattoo contests, that will offer hefty prizes as well as an advancement to a Winner’s Round at this year’s Pacific Ink & Art Expo!! Mark your calendars, first round is JUNE 20TH.
DEFEND HAWAII is looking for TWO quality TATTOO ARTISTS to compete in each round where the winner will receive $1,000.00 CASH, an Eternal Ink sponsorship, and a Defend Hawaii Design Contract + Prize Pack. The category for Round 1 is AMERICANA/TRADITIONAL. Special guest judges will differ each round, along with all the grindz (food) that will be available during each event.
Contest Rules: Artists will be given a 4-hour time frame to draw AND complete the tattoo. Details will vary per round, but will be based on category. Three judges will watch start to end and give final tallies to announce contest’s winner on stage.
If you consider yourself a fine tattoo artist, or know someone who is, have them apply to us at by submitting at least 3 examples of hand drawn sketches, 3 examples of completed tattoos, and a list of your/their social medias! With this much up for grabs, you’ll want to be a part of this! 5 lucky artists will selected out of all entries, and we’ll hold a special social media vote to select the TWO that will compete on June 20th for the americana/traditional round.
Special Thanks to Eternal Ink, HI Renaissance Tattoo Supply, and Sailor Jerry!

One Championship – Lowen Tynanes

Screen shot 2015-05-22 at 10.53.49 AMCongratulations Lowen on your victory! Your hard work, dedication & sacrifice will always pay off. And having an amazing team & coaches behind you every step of the way will lead you to great places.

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“In a fight that seemingly never exited the feeling-out stages, Lowen Tynanes defeated Kuat Khamitov by unanimous decision.

Tynanes, a native of Hawaii, was on the attack for much of the contest, while his opponent from Kazakhstan constantly backpedaled. According to Goyder, Tynanes never deviated from the blueprint he created to defeat Khamitov:

It was ultimately highly effective as there was no real debate about who won the fight when it went to the scorecards. Tynanes is now 7-0, and after beating a fighter that has 18 career wins to his credit, the Hawaiian looks very much like a potential star in ONE Championship.” – Bleacher Report

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Full Throttle Tattoo Hawaii

Full Throttle Tattoo Hawaii is a one of a kind tattoo shop built inside Cycle City, Hawaii’s premier Harley-Davidson dealership…


Tattoos & Motorcycles have always gone together.  For the first time ever in Hawaii, Full Throttle Tattoo Hawaii has teamed up with Cycle City Ltd. to bring you the best of both worlds.  You can get a tattoo while your bike is getting serviced or while shopping for a new ride or some H-D motor clothes.  We offer great deals on tattoos when you buy a motorcycle and our artists are top notch.  Come see what the buzz is about.IMG_7368





The Full Throttle Team

Our shop is owned by 4 people, all island born and/or raised. We are family men who consist of tattoo shop owners, tattoo collectors, tattoo festival owners and tattoo artists.  This shop is an extension of our passion for INK & ART. Please come down and meet us, meet our artists, and when you or anyone you know is thinking of getting some work, please think of Full Throttle Tattoo Hawaii first!


Kevin Read

 Kevin was raised in Kailua, Hawaii.  In 2001, Kevin began tattooing under the mentorship of Christopher Ramsey.  He took over the shop in 2004 and it became ‘Sacred Art Tattoo.’  He enjoys all styles of tattooing and has a deep appreciation for its rich history. He is also a co-founder of the Pacific Ink and Art Expo in Hawaii that occurs annually the first weekend of August.   Kevin is also partners with the sister shop, Loyalty Tattoo Kailua, on the East side of Oahu.

George Miller aka Shorty

Relocated from Arizona, Shorty has been tattooing since birth.  He is an exceptional tattoo artist and excels in all styles.  Shorty likes long, quiet walks on the beach and late 18th-centuty romantic poetry.

Mark Claunch & Kevin Mokuahi

Kumu Cambra, Shop Manager

Our shop manager, Kumu, is larger than life and that’s no joke, but you won’t find a guy who exhibits more Aloha and professionalism. Kumu joined our team when we started the shop.  You can see him there on most days. Give him a high 5 and a shaka \m/ !!

Edithina, Shop Girl


Our shop girl, Edithina, is a tattoo collector and a Hawaii Tattoo Model for Pacific Ink & Art Expo 2015 calendar. She has a nice bright smile, a great personality and is always there to help you get set up for your tattoo and dial in whatever you need.


(808) 518-1380


600 Puuloa Road
Honolulu, HI 96815


Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat – Sun: 9am – 6pm

 all information gathered from

Hawaii Elite MMA


“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work”

This past week we got to go behind the scenes with Hawaii Elite MMA fighters & Team Defend Hawaii representatives Russell Doane & Louis Smolka. The two UFC fighters as well as the entire HEM Team trained hard with their coach Charles preparing for whatever is next on their journeys to becoming Ultimate Fighting Champions.

Support our local athletes & fighters who represent for the 808 & consistently dedicate themselves to fulfilling their dreams.

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“There are two types of people in this world; those who see things happen and those who make things happen.”

Hawaii Elite MMA fighter & Team Defend Hawaii representative Russell Doane takes us behind the scenes during his morning training sessions with Coach Charles of Hawaii Elite MMA over Gracie Technics Honolulu?.


#HawaiiEliteMMA #TeamDefendHawaii #SupportLocalAthletes #UFC
#RussellDoane #LouisSmolka