Tattoo News - June/July 2004
As you might have noticed, I'm combining the June & July newsletters. When I'm on the road, I rarely have computer access and I've been travelling a lot lately, so my newsletters will be brief these next few months. Sorry!
ON THE NEWSSTANDS
Look for the current issue of Skin Deep-- it's got an interview with me and some great island images by Mal. It's edition No 110 and is dated July 2004, and should have a plug for the article on the cover. See http://www.skindeep.co.uk/html_index.htm for a teaser.
ON THE WEB
A good bibliography on Polynesian tattoo is online at
http://www.hawaii.gov/hidocs/tattooing.html Most of these books should be available-- only a couple are out-of-print. Take this list to your local library!
Jane's Oceania is a remarkable resource online. See http://www.janeresture.com/welcome.htm There are a number of tattoo links at http://www.janeresture.com/oceania_tattoos/index.htm
The 9th Festival of Pacific Arts is happening in July on Palau. This is a great event with participants from all over the Pacific. See http://www.festival-pacific-arts.org/
Our friend Charity Kocher has a new online store with great clothing designs for big women. See http://honunui.com/index.html
My favorite Cook Island clothing designer Tav Creations is finally online at http://www.yellowpages.co.ck/sites/shopping/tavs/index.html
Check out her hand painted Polynesian tattoo designs!
IF YOU'RE VISITING HAWAI'I:
I have such a hard time remembering who I promised I'd send certain info, but a few of my clients were heading to the Big Island. A fantastic B & B at Volcano is at http://www.volcanoinn.com/volcanoinn.htm Most of the units have seperate bedrooms to accommodate groups or families & some have kitchenettes at great prices in a spectacular setting.
Alternative Hawai'i is a good site with numerous links to various sites for visitors. Check out the Culture link. See http://www.alternative-hawaii.com/index.html
UPCOMING CA EVENTS
TAFESILAFAI 2004, a Festival of Samoan culture & art, is going to be at Queen Mary Events Park July 30, 31 & August 1. For details, see http://tafesilafai.com/home/festival.htm
until July 16th: home on Oahu
July 17 - Aug 3rd: Palau
Aug 3 - Sept 9th: home
Sept 11 - 22: LA area
Sept 24 - Oct 3rd: Oceanside, San Diego
Oct 8- 17: San Francisco area
If you are interested in an appointment during this upcoming trip, please sign up no later than August 20th. This gives us a few weeks to work on your design via phone & e-mail before my departure. Details on signing up are on my website at http://www.tattootraditions.alohaworld.com/tattootraditions/schedule.htm or feel free to phone me at home (808) 734-8677, or e-mail .