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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!


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 for a teaser.


A good bibliography on Polynesian tattoo is online at 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 There are a number of tattoo links at

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

Our friend Charity Kocher has a new online store with great clothing designs for big women. See

My favorite Cook Island clothing designer Tav Creations is finally online at
Check out her hand painted Polynesian tattoo designs!


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 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


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


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 or feel free to phone me at home (808) 734-8677, or e-mail .


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