We had the opportunity to attend the 5th annual Pacific Ink and Art expo (PIAE) in Hawaii and it was amazing. With the world’s most talented tattoo artists along with beautiful women and the pacific ocean as your backdrop, it was an experience that had to be witnessed and I was fortunate to do so.


With thousands of art collectors, military and enthusiasts flying in from all over the globe in attendance, the PIAE was quite the artisanal spectacle. The locals were friendly and accommodating and definitely blessed me with the “ohana” experience.




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Former WBC champion Victor Ortiz was also in attendance making his rounds at the expo showing love to fans and signing autographs and taking photos.

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Some of the amazingly talented artists in attendance were:
  • Fernie Andradetokewell020hawaii
  • Robert Pho
  • Pakz
  • Alec Rodriguez
  • Carl Grace
  • James Strickland
  • Daniel Rocha
  • Big Gus
  • Norm
  • Mystik
  • Carlos Macias
  • World Of Pencils
  • Big Ceeze
  • Freddie Negrete
  • Boo Boo Negrete
  • Roman Abrego
  • Allan Rivera
  • JP Tattoo

The competition and talent did not make it easy for the judges to do their job that’s for sure.

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With so much talent in one place and the pacific and palm trees as my view, I have to say this was one of the best shows I’ve been to in a while. I can’t wait for next year.

Born Vincent Malvaez but better known as Taadow69K. I am a photographer and avid tattoo collector. I am the official photographer for Sullen, Tokewell and my works are published worldwide.