World Indigenous Peoples Day

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In observance of World Indigenous Peoples’ Day

We will be having an online sale @ shop.defendhawaii.com

“The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982.”

Defend Hawai’i PIAE Exclusives

Find Defend Hawai’i at the Hawai’i Tattoo Expo this weekend, the 5th annual Pacific Ink and Art Expo! We’ll be releasing brand new, EXCLUSIVE, Defend Hawaii gear at our booth! Including work with the great Keone Nunes once again.

#PIAE2016 #DefendHawaii #Pāuhi #sneakpeek #hawaiitattooexpo #DMAFW #DefendB4Dishonor

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5th Annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo

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

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Formed by tattoo artists, enthusiasts and collectors, our event understands the needs of our fellow artists and we put alot of attention to detail in our show and your experience with us. You will see the true Hawaiian exchange and feeling of family at our shows. You become more than just an artists & vendors in a booth. We love getting to know our artists, their families and we look forward to their return every August. This is much more than just a show for us.

Our visitors who come to experience the INK & ART get to witness 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 strive to ensure you leave our show completely wowed by what you got to take in during our 3 day event.

To top our 3 day weekend off, we always throw an artist appreciation BBQ Luau. We pick a 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 food & drinks if you choose and drive to the location. The location is given out during the show.

We are honored to be a destination and an experience you choose to visit every year. Mahalo for all your support in making PIAE a must see, sold out show every year.

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

General Information

  • Venue: Neal S. Blaisdell Center
  • Location: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI
  • When: August 5th, 6th, & 7th

Doors Open / Close

  • FRI: August 5th / 3pm – 11pm
  • SAT: August 6th / 11am – 11pm
  • SUN: August 7th / 11am – 7pm