Best On The Block Round 3 Recap


  • 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


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.



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.

IMG_8125 Al of Southside InkIMG_8126 Q of House Of InkIMG_8128 Kawika of Loyalty TattooIMG_8129 Megan of 808 TattooIMG_8130Teddie of Black Cat Tattoo


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!


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.




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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