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Tattoo News - August 2003


American Aloha: Hula beyond Hawai'i will be airing nationally on PBS on August 5th. See for local air times and a description of the program, which focus on Hawaiians amd hula on the mainland.


August 2nd & 3rd is the Pacific Islanders' Cultural Association Aloha Festival in San Francisco. Sat & Sun from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Location: San Francisco Presidio Parade Grounds. Look for me in the Educational tent. For more details & a map, see There's also a good list
of links here.

I'll also have an informational booth at Hiva Nui's Lu'au and Ho'ike Celebration in Lodi on Saturday, August 9, 2003 at the Lodi Grape Frestival Grounds. Doors open at 4:00 with no-host cocktails at 4:00. Dinner is at 5:15 and the entertainment will start 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $30.00. No tickets will be sold at door. Call (209)462-HULA for more info or see


The Auckland Museum has a great website at Their educational kits have some great articles & illustrations of traditional designs, see but these patterns are family associated! Please use them for inspiration only, don't copy them!

An excellent site on Maori moko (tattoo) is at Check out the vartious galleries & links-- it's well worth the time!

Attention Tattooists! Unimax Supply Co. has our Polynesian Flash set at a discount price:


August 1st through August 12th - San Francisco area
August 15th through Sept 10th - Honolulu
Sept. 12th or so through Sept. 22nd - Los Angeles
Sept. 23th through Oct. 2nd - San Diego
Oct. 10th through Oct. 17th - Spain!! (tentative)

If you are interested in an appointment, check out the details on my website:

My schedule in SF this next week time looks full, but there is always a chance that appointments open up due to cancellations. If you are interested, come see me at the SF Aloha Festival this weekend (see above for details), or
leave me a message at 510 802-2155 and I'll return your call as soon as I can. After August 15th, I can be reached at home: 808 734-8677.

Tricia Allen

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