Aloha fam! All we gotta say is…. MAHALO. MAHALO. MAHALO. Your guys support made this GRAND OPENING! Big shout outs to ROXY ON THE MIC for hosting! Mahalo sis, your finesse on the microphone was flawless! BIG MAHALOS to BLAM & WISH for cutting on the 1s & 2s all day! also Tittahbyte & Jami for breaking it down as well! THANK YOU RED BULL for keeping everyones thirst quenched and us employees from hiding in the back to get a few zzzz in.. LOL PSYCHE! We’d like to thank all our fellow brands that help support and helped with making this event the best it could be! BIG SHOUT OUTS to the sponsors you guys gave us dope give aways! I’m sure each winner was satisfied with what they received! STYLIST D & ROBJOE killed it on the cuts! Making sure everybody had the cleanest line ups for the GRAND OPENING. SHOUT OUTS to the Broke Mokes & Waikiki B-Boys for changing the vibe and making sure Hip-Hop on the east side is alive! And what would we do with out the artists? Defer, Zodak, Sleeps, SLICK. Yall made this event complete. keeping the art alive and the peoples minds in awe. Awesome job guys! Mos Def the illest thing I have personally experienced. Thank you ASIA VALLE for being behind the lens and capturing this event for everyone to remember. AND A BIG MAHALO TO YOU! With out you we wouldn’t be KNOW1




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zodak moment

@stylist_d & @robjoethebarber on he cuts…



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Pacific Ink & Art Expo – Hawaii

Hawaii’s Only and Largest Annual Tattoo Convention. Bringing the best tattoo artists from around the world to the shores of beautiful Oahu, Hawaii. Showcasing our amazing local talent side by side with legends and new comers. All Licensed, All Regulated, All Professional, Locally Owned & Ran with lots of ALOHA! Join us!


Friday, Aug 2nd – 2pm – 10pm
Saturday, Aug 3rd – 12pm – 10pm
Sunday, Aug 4th – 12pm – 8pm


Neal S Blaisdell Center
777 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Phone: (808) 768-5400


Aloha family,

If you didn’t know by now this sunday is our official GRAND OPENING. Personally I am very excited and Im sure all the KNOW1 fam is stoked! We have a lot of dopeness in store for you all!

Releasing this Sunday is the EXCLUSIVE KNOW1 x DEFER x BIG SLEEPS x OG SLICK tee shirt.

This exclusive tee will be in limited quantities and be featured in both Black & White tees. The design was a collaborative effort by our good friend DEFER along side OG SLICK of DISSIZIT and BIG SLEEPS. The custom KNOW1 font in the middle surrounded by all new generation hand styles, this is definitely not the shirt to sleep on!

Some of you especially you hip-hop heads may be familiar with the saying “WORSE COMES TO WORST MY PEOPLES COME FIRST” the well known underground hip-hop group Dilated Peoples brought this saying to life with there HIT “WORSE COMES TO WORSE”

This brings us to our second exclusive drop this sunday, “WORSE COMES TO WORST OUR PEOPLES COME FIRST”. This shirt will be in limited quantity and only featured in a Black tee. This shirt showcases the famous quote on the front of the shirt ending with our KNOW1 logo on the bottom. Turn the shirt around and you will see most of the brands you will be able to find at the KNOW1 shop. This shirt represents locals supporting locals. Aint no better love then that!


We all hope to see you this sunday at our GRAND OPENING! Mahalo for coming by the blog and if dont know…. NOW YOU KNOW1!


SUNDAY JULY 28th 2013, is our GRAND OPENING! And making his return back to Hawaii is the man responsible for the KNOW1 wall. DEFER! The west coast street artist was last in Hawaii during the POW WOW HAWAII event in February.

Now a season later he makes his return to celebrate the KNOW1 grand opening with us.


For those that know, we have been open since March of 2013. But coming next weekend, Sunday 7/28/13 we will be having our GRAND OPENING! This is going to be the event you can’t miss!

LIVE DJ sets by Tittahbyte, Jami, JayTee, Compse & Blam. LIVE ARTIST performances by the Broke Mokes. DISCOUNTS, FREE GIVEAWAYS, EXCLUSIVE TEES & Special Designs from DEFER, SLICK & SLEEPS. HAIR STYLES & CUTS from STYLIST D & HOLLY. DANCE PERFORMERS, & MMA SIGNING with Team Defend Hawaii & MORE!!!