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Tattoo News - August/September 2007

An article on the recent tragic plane crash off Tahiti is online at

Every few months I do an internet search for good tattoo links to include in this newsletter & I am usually appalled by how much bad information there is out there-- particularly re. motif meaning.

I did find a few excellent sites featuring quality tattoo work with good photos for inspiration. I have previously included in my newsletters, but it is worth repeating as there are always new photos being added. Also see and

The De Young Museum hosted a recent symposium on the art of Papua New Guinea. Video of the symposium, and some fascinating pod casts are online at

I was unaware until recently that a wonderful article on our friends, the Hoe family, appeared in the Star Bulletin. It portrays a family that has found the balance between traditional values and life on O'ahu
today. See

There is a new type of pigment designed in such a way that it can easily be removed with only one laser treatment. CNN has a good article, which includes comments from the tattoo community at

Every 4 years the South Pacific Commission coordinates an arts festival that is beyond compare. And every 4 years the festival is held in a different Pacific country. In 2008 the festival will be held in American Samoa from July 20th - August 2nd. It truly is an incredible experience!

The current issue of Hawai'i Magazine has a nice review of my book, Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i, as well as a brief interview. Hawai'i Magazine is available at most Borders and Barnes & Noble stores. The book, now in it's second printing, is available for purchase ($18.95 + shipping) on my website,

Sept. 1st - 12th Redondo Beach, LA area (private studio)
Sept. 15th - 30th Momilani's Island Traditions in Oceanside
October 5th - early Nov. home on O'ahu

Although my scheduling is filling fast for this next trip, I can always schedule consultations, and I do keep a wait list in case of cancellations. If you are serious about an appointment, please call me at home-(808) 734-8677 SOON!.After Aug. 28th, please call my CA number, (510) 802-2155 Dates & locations are also on the web at

I will be back in the SF area in mid-November.


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