David “Boze” Kapoi
GALLERY OF WORK
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.
Jacob Medeiros has been tattooing for over five years, initially perfecting his craft was a part-time initiative, but since Pride Ink, working side-by-side with the Pride Ink artists, Jacob was able to further develop his art form. Growing up in Maui he was surrounded by art of all kinds: music, tattoo, drawing and more, and what stood out the most was the originality of every piece. Jacob’s shared appreciation for the individuality of the Polynesian art has further developed through his own interpretation on skin. He finds inspiration in everything around him, and looks forward to sharing this appreciation for art and culture to develop original works together.