Tattoo News - March 2007
ON THE WEB
Since I have so few tattoo links (good Polynesian ones are hard to find!), I'll include some of my other favorites. It is body art, but a slightly different kind. I am so glad there are crazed talented people out there to create such wacky wonders! http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=21785 and
http://freshpics.blogspot.com/2007/01/amazing-hand-painting-art.html Perhaps my all-time favorite is http://www.whypaintcats.com/ Also see:
http://www.clarkmade.com/urinals.html for some VERY
An interesting article on SF African art collectors is online at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/07/HOG8SNTG4E1.DTL
There are some beautiful, artistic animal photos at
Honolulu Magazine has a review of my book, Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i in it's current issue. It's also online at http://www.honolulumagazine.com/currentmonth.aspx?id=6 Check it out!
As some of you know, every year I participate in the MAY DAY FESTIVAL the Sat. before Mother's Day at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. It has always been fun to see everyone there! It's been a kind-of reunion, for many years! This year I will NOT be participating, as booth fees have gone up & the event will be 2 days-- May 12 & 13. I honestly cannot take 2 days away from my
tattooing there, particularly 2 weekend days! I may l be attending Sat morning as a spectator, so maybe we'll cross paths, but otherwise enjoy the festival!
There are two new (well, new to me!) Hawaiian theme bar/restaurants in the SF area. Check out Forbidden Island, a tiki theme lounge in Alameda in the Bay
Station Shopping District, and The Kona Club at 4401 Piedmont in Oakland. Check them out!
Los Angeles: Mar. 3rd - 11th
Oceanside: Mar. 14th - 25th
In Hawai'i the month
mid-May through late-June: back to CA in all 3 cities-- SF, LA &
Oceanside-- sign up EARLY!
I am currently on the mainland, as you can see. This trip is full, but I do keep a wait-list in case of cancellations, and I will be back in CA in May/June.
You are welcome to come by when I'm in your area-- look through my portfolio, talk about what you are wanting in your tattoo & sign up for next trip. I do consultations while I am working and most of my clients are happy to have a distraction, besides, they've all done the same at one point. Call me if you are serious about an appointment or would like a consultation: 510-802-2155.
Note: I do not e-mail often while in CA.