Founded in 2005 by Maui born tattoo artist David “Boze” Kapoi, Pride Ink has evolved into one of Maui’s finest tattoo establishments for modern, Polynesian body art. Incorporating aspects of traditional designs, with a contemporary twist, Pride Ink’s tattoos are representative of the voice of the client as translated through the artist.

Every client is unique, and at Pride Ink Tattoo, we work closely with each individual to create a final product you can have confidence in as both a reflection of yourself, and an original work of art to call your own.

Stop by our storefront in old Wailuku town, or give us a call to set up an appointment . . . we look forward to working with you in bringing the imagery of your mind to life.



David "Boze" Kapoi

Pride Ink founder David “Boze” Kapoi has been leaving his mark on clients for over 10 years. With his free-hand, traditional Polynesian tatau designs, this Maui artist is in constant pursuit of perfecting his craft. Expanding his repertoire to include Asian tattoo’s fused with Polynesian designs, Boze’s tattoo’s are truly one of a kind pieces of living art.

Profiled in the LA Times, Maui Time and more, Boze’s tattoos are rooted in his heritage, upbringing and surroundings, and has afforded him the opportunity to tattoo across the State of Hawaii and the West Coast. Boze’s passion for his craft, and the originality he brings to every tattoo, has also led to an extensive list of clientele anxious to add a piece they can claim with confidence is as unique as they are. Maui will always be home for Boze, but the beauty of his tattoos are without boundaries and allow every recipient to showcase their story with the world.

In 2013, Boze was awarded the Mayor’s Small Business Award for Young Small Businessperson of the Year for Maui County.

Thomas Kuloloia – Juan

Part-time Maui resident Thomas Kuloloia-Juan has engulfed himself in the art of Polynesian tatau. Splitting his time between Las Vegas and Maui, Thomas was drawn to sharing his culture through ink after someone shared with him the following motto: “If you do what you love, then you’ll never work a day in your life.” Since that day nearly two years ago, he has never looked back. His passion for the Polynesian tatau, drives him to consistently work at mastering this freehand art form, and has allowed him the freedom to enjoy the lights of Las Vegas and the sands of Maui.

Thomas is quickly establishing himself as a highly sought after artist for Polynesian tattoo enthusiasts from across the globe. His clean lines, and original designs have continue to adorn the bodies of people with an appreciation for the beauty and originality of tatau.


Polynesian tatto artist Boze Kapoi

Open Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm HST.

Walk-ins are welcome, but due to high demand appointments are recommended. Please call or email for more information.

For additional information on purchasing tickets for this year’s “Inked4Good” please stop by the shop during normal business hours or contact us via email or phone.
(808) 268-4056

2010 Main Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

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Celebrating 5 years of giving in 2014 – Inked4Good is an all day long tattoo fete sponsored by Pride Ink and their artists. Having donated over $20,000 to the patients of the MMMC Oncology department through the Willie K Charity Fund, the springtime event puts to work all of Pride Ink’s artists in a 12 hour tattoo expo with all proceeds donated to the fund. The artists also collaborate to produce multiple tattoo themed canvasses and merchandise for patrons to purchase to donate towards the cause.

Each year, nearly 50 clients filter through the shop at a discounted rate to donate to the cause, and commemorate their experience through ink, while enjoying food and music in a celebration of community and life.