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Tattoo News - October/November 2004


An upcoming exhibition at the Mission Houses Museum, Body Language-- Adornment & Identity in the Pacific, will include traditional tattoo from Micronesia, Hawai'i and the Marquesas. The exhibit will run from Nov 5th through Feb 5th daily except Mondays. The preview night and opening reception is Nov. 4th from 6-8 pm. Call 808 531-0481 for more info.


An extensive list of links to sites on Oceanic arts and a virtual gallery are at to see some of Bobby Holcombs paintings inspired by traditional Tahitian legends. More of his paintings are at

There are also some great tattoo-inspired paintings by Gotz at

A very good website for resources on Polynesia is

An excellent site on Pacific art is

until Nov 25th: home in Honolulu
Nov 27th - Dec 4th: LA area-- Island Legends
Dec 7th - Dec 12th: London
Dec 14th - mid Feb: home in Honolulu

If you are interested in an appointment during the LA Nov/Dec trip, the deadline for deposits is Nov 1st. The sooner you sign up, however, the longer we have to correspond on your design. Feel free to phone me at home: (808) 734-8677 or e-mail me at


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