Defend Hawaii x P?uhi Pu’u ‘O Hulu

Defend Hawaii teamed up with the world renown Keone Nunes to bring you these exclusive t-shirt collaboration releasing this Friday (August 7th) during the Pacific Ink & Art Expo @ the Defend Hawaii Booth.

This Defend Hawaii x P?uhi Pu’u ‘O Hulu exclusive collaboration will also be available in all T&C Surf locations, Seras, Cycle City, Razors, Oshima Surf & Skate as well as KNOW1.SONY DSC

Best On The Block Round 3 Recap

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  • Venue: Neal S. Blaisdell Center
  • Location: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI
  • When: August 7th, 8th, and 9th

Doors Open / Close

  • FRI: August 7th 3pm – 11pm
  • SAT: August 8th 12pm – 11pm
  • SUN: August 9th 12pm – 7pm

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This past weekend @ Cycle City Hawaii; Full Throttle Hawaii, Defend Hawaii, Eternal Ink & Cycle City Hawaii hosted Round 3 of the “Best On The Block” series. Round 3 was “Polynesian Tattoo” style category, so we had 5 talented artists compete against each other and time for the opportunity to compete in the Pacific Ink & Art Expo Competition, plus a Defend Hawaii Design Contract & Cash Prizes!

4 incredibly respected judged and practitioners of ancient and modern Tatau and Kakau were in attendance for the best on the block series held at Cycle City Hawaii and Full Throttle Tattoo Hawaii.

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Tattoo Rich, Su’a Peter Suluape, Su’a Suluape Toetuu Aisea & Keone Nunes were our 4 honorary judges. Mahalo to all of you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to come and moderate the next generation of artists.

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BIG UPS! Pats Piggery for supplying the ono grinds!

IMG_7999Keone Nunes and the entire P?uhi Pu’u ‘O Hulu crew blessing the festivities.

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Mahalo to all the artists that participated in the final round of the Best On The Block competition. Your hard work and dedication to your craft shined this past Saturday. Continue to keep the culture alive and never give up!

IMG_8063 Kawika in the zone, getting started on his custom polynesian piece. Im loving the shirt!

IMG_8113Teddie cleaning up his station after a long days work! Good job Hawaiian!

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Megan putting in that work representing Defend Hawaii!

IMG_8058 IMG_8059A few shots of our patient canvases as they endure the pain and pleasure of getting tattooed by some of Hawaii’s finest artists.

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IMG_8143 And our winner for Round 3 of the “Best On The Block” series is Q from House Of Ink. Featured above is a photo of Q and his canvas. His piece was placed on her right shoulder as seen above. Congratulations Q, you really deserve this win & we cant wait to see you at this years Hawaii Tattoo Expo!

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6th Annual Hogs Gone Wild

This past saturday @ Cycle City Hawaii, Defend Hawaii & Hanapa’a Houndz hosted the 6th Annual Hogs Gone Wild tournament. This family filled event brought hunters from all over Oahu together for one cause, who can bring in the biggest hogs and sows.

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Big ups to Cycle City Hawaii allowing us to host the 6th Annual Hogs Gone Wild.

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The exclusive “Pua’a” t-shirt was released just for the 6th Annual Hogs Gone Wild. You can now get yourself the “Pua’a” design available in a t-shirt, tank-top and long sleeve option only @ shop.defendhawaii.com

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Hogs & Sow being brought in for inspection before they get weighed out. Big ups Hanapa’a Houndz for getting down and dirty!

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Hanapa’a Houndz measuring the tusks on this bad boy!

IMG_8017 IMG_8053 IMG_8066 IMG_8073 IMG_8083 IMG_8085 IMG_8086 IMG_8088 Big ups to all the teams that participated in the 6th Annual Hogs Gone Wild Tournament. Without any of you, there would be no event. We appreciate the hard work you all put in to make this past weekend a success.

IMG_8090Shout out to this brave little girl who wanted to get a picture in front of the hogs…

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And here are all our 1st & 2nd place winners for the 6th Annual Hogs Gone Wild Tournament. You guys all deserved it! Continue to supply our community with ono food and a passion and tradition that will forever live on!

 

2015 Pacific Ink & Art Expo

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The Pacific Ink & Art Expo is acclaimed as one of the best tattoo shows on the planet. Artists of all styles and cultural backgrounds from all over the world travel to Hawaii every year to showcase, share and learn from one another in a venue which promotes Ohana (Family). Our show prides itself on being a culture forward event in sharing our Pacific Islander culture which consists not only of the ancient tattooing styles known as Kakau & Tatau but our music, dance and Aloha.

Formed by tattoo artists, enthusiasts and collectors our event understands the needs of fellow artist and we put much attention to detail. You experience the true Hawaiian exchange and feeling of family at our shows. You become more than just an artists in a booth. We love getting to know our artists, their families and we look forward to their return every August.

Our visitors who come to experience the INK & ART get to experience so many incredible and exciting things. From celebrities, skate ramps, live music, hula, comedy, getting tattooed, a kids zone, purchasing goods from our vendors and so much more, there is very little that we leave out. We make sure your experience is one of a kind.

To top our 3 day weekend off we always throw an artist appreciation BBQ at a new location in Hawaii which allows the artists to enjoy one last day with one another and our team. Everything is always on us (food, drinks, entertainment and a bus ride from the hotel) however you also have the option to bring your own and drive to the location.

We are honored to be a destination and experience you choose to visit every year. Mahalo for all your support.

– The PIAE Group (Tama, Danny, Greg, Kevin & Lynette)

  • Venue: Neal S. Blaisdell Center
  • Location: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI
  • When: August 7th, 8th, and 9th

Doors Open / Close

  • FRI: August 7th 3pm – 11pm
  • SAT: August 8th 12pm – 11pm
  • SUN: August 9th 12pm – 7pm