The Pacific Ink & Art Expo is acclaimed as one of the best tattoo shows on the planet. Artists of all styles and cultural backgrounds come to Hawaii every year to showcase, share with and learn from one another in a venue which promotes family, growth and prosperity.
Our show prides itself on being a "culture first" event in which our Polynesian heritage is our core. On display you will experience ancient traditional tattooing also known as Kakau & Tatau. In accompaniment you will also hear and see music and dance customary to our island culture.
Formed by tattooists, enthusiasts and collectors, our event understands the needs of our fellow artists, so much attention to detail goes into creating an exceptional show for everyone involved.
At The Pacific Ink & Art Expo aka The Hawaii Tattoo Expo, you will experience the true Hawaiian exchange of love and aloha which is the feeling of family. You become more than just a person in a booth or a visitor at our show. We love getting to know our exhibitors, our patrons and their families and we look forward to their return every August.
Our visitors who come to share and collect INK & ART get to experience so many incredible and exciting things. From celebrities, skate ramps, live music, hula, comedy, getting tattooed, a kids zone, exceptional local food, unique items from our vendors and so much more. There is very little that we leave out and the value far exceeds the ticket price.
To top our 3 day weekend off we always throw an artist appreciation BBQ at a disclosed location 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 yourself or cab to the location.
We are honored to be the destination and experience you choose to visit every year and we humbly thank you for all your support.
- The PIAE Group