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Tattoo News - November 2005


A number of old Hawaiian carvings were recently found in a lava tube on the island of Hawai'i. See This
is particularly interesting as in the last few years the repatriation of Hawaiian art and artifacts has been a hot topic (to say the least). Anyone interested in traditional ethnographic arts should have an interest in these debates. Many articles have run in Honolulu newspapers as of late.

These four summarize the situation quite well. They are well worth reviewing.

A good article on the traditional tattoos of the Kalinga people of the Philippines is at

The first weekend of November there will be a tattoo Festival on Moorea (Tahiti's sister isle) in the Society Islands

The next issue of this newslettter will contain a report on the event.


The group Te Vaka will be performing at the Waikiki Shell on Nov. 25th. They do a FANTASTIC show featuring great new music which blends modern and traditional music and dance. Details are on the web at

The Pacific Asian Affairs Council is sponsoring a lecture on Thurs, Dec. 1st at 10:30 a.m at Leeward Community College. This illustrated lecture, Tattooing Today on Tahiti and her Isles, documents Tahitian tattooing today on the islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine and Bora Bora. contrasting the modern form with tattoo practices of the early nineteenth century. Call 576-3410 (O'ahu) after
Nov 25th for the exact location.


October 28 - November 22: Tahiti (unavailable via phone & e-mail)
November 23 - mid-January: home on O'ahu
January 19 - 29: LA area
January 31 - February 5: Oceanside
February 10 - 16: Livermore (east San Francisco bay area)
February 18 - 21: Aloha Warehouse, San Francisco
March: home on O'ahu

Here's an update on the CA sign-up situation: there are already 23 signed up for LA appointments in January. Both San Francisco & Oceanside are filling a bit slower. If you are serious, DON'T SNOOZE! Sign up soon! Priority in
scheduling is given according to the date your deposit is received. Instructions on signing up are online at

Tricia is currently in Tahiti and is unavailable by phone and e-mail, but can be reached at (808) 734-8677 after Nov. 23rd. If your deposit arrives while she is away, you will hear from her in early December.


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