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Tattoo News - April 2004


You may have heard me mention before that we are creating a line of Polynesian tattoo inspired jewelry. Anyway, it's survey time!! If you care to help us out, please send an e-mail to with "jewelry sizes" in the subject heading. Just us know your preferred ring size, wrist (or preferred bracelet) size, and gender. We just need to get a sense for what sizes are most popular. Please, no other inquiries at this point... we'll let you know via this newsletter & the website when the new line is available. Thanks!


The current issue of TATTOO magazine has a nice 24 page insert and poster on traditional Filipino tattoos, featuring our LA friends of Tatak Ng Apat Na Alon.
If you can't find the magazine, the insert "Urban Warriors" with a poster/calendar can be ordered for $3.00 plus $1. postage by calling 1-800-247-6246.


If you are interested in the tattoos of Iraq, see There's some fairly interesting other articles here on Egyptian & various other tattoo traditions.


I'll be giving two slide lectures sponsored by the Pacific Asian Affairs Council. The first, A Tattoo Tour of Ancient Polynesia, is on Friday April 16th at 1:30 - 3:00. The second lecture, Polynesian Tattoo: the Living Art, focuses
on the revival and is the following Friday, April 23rd also 1:30 - 3:00. Both will take place at Windward Community College, Hale Palanakila, room 225. Free
admission & parking.


The Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz Carlton, Kapalua is April 8th through 11th. This is a FANTASTIC event! For details, see


The 20th annual May Day ferstival is coming up on May 8th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. I'll have a booth & will be available for consultations. See


April 1st - 7th home on O'ahu
April 8th through 11th Maui Celebration of the Arts
April 12th - May 1st O'ahu
May 5th - 23rd San Francisco area
May 28th - June 7th Los Angeles

If you are interested in an appointment during this upcoming trip, please sign up by April 15th. I am available when I'm home on Oahu to answer questions at
808 734-8677, or e-mail As there is a lot to discuss initially, so I find the phone more effective for first time inquiries. I talk far faster than I type, so please call. It might also help to check out my website at


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