Tattoo News - October 2007
ON THE WEB
Long-time surf advocate/activist John Kelly Jr.passed away Oct 3rd at age 88. Kelly had founded the organization Save Our Surf. Recently, a sizable collection of surf material from the group was digitized and is now online at http://digicoll.manoa.hawaii.edu/sos/index.php
Have you ever tried kava? Or been curious to try it? While working on a CA client who's well-travelled in the Pacific, the topic came up. You've probably all heard it it, or read about it, so give it a try! This last weekend at the Kava Festival I met some great people who sell quality powered kava from Fiji online. See http://www.potentkava.com/
There are a lot of online boutiques that sell Hawaiiana. Among my favorites is http://www.myriahs.com/ Check out their book selection. Or if you are seriously interested in books, see http://www.nativebookshawaii.com. For cute kitsch and collectables, go to http://www.hulatreasures.com. For high quality hula implements and supplies, see http://www.nakaniohula.com/
My friend Marsha Aguon's photographic site is up and running. Marsha does beautiful photography. The black and white images in my book, Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i are her work. http://www.hawaiianaphotography.net/
Here's the dates of my upcoming tattoo trips. In between I will be at home on O'ahu, although keep in mind, it takes me 3 days to pack the equipment.
Nov. 3rd - 12th: Tahiti
Nov 24th - Dec 9th San Francisco Bay Area
Jan 5th - 14th: Hana, Maui
*Feb 11th - 24th: San Francisco Bay Area
*Mar 1st - 12th: Los Angeles
*Mar 15th - 23rd: Oceanside
*Note: These dates may vary slightly, pending the final number of sign-ups in each city.
If you are serious about an appointment during the next SF trip, please call me at home (808) 734-8677. The deadline for deposits is Oct. 20th, as I hope to get all the design work & scheduling done (or close to it) before I depart for Tahiti. I am also actively taking sign-ups for the southern CA trip in Feb/March. There are already a fair number of folks on the list, so don't put off signing up! For details, see http://tattootraditions.alohaworld.com/tattootraditions/schedule.htm