Tattoo News - January 2004
ON THE WEB
If you are interested in traditional Filipino tattoos & culture, see http://members.asianavenue.com/apat_na_alon_2/ The founder of the group, Elle, is available to design your tattoo-- he'll work with you on what might be culturally appropriate and draw it on your skin, then I simply tattoo over it. If you are in the LA area and interested, see the sign up procedures on the link from my website (below), or e-mail Elle directly.
More on Filipino culture & history (particularly Pampanga history) is at http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~camiling/Pampa.htm
A good website on Tahitian tattoo, with an excellent list of tattooists working today is at http://www.tahititatou.com/ If you are visiting Tahiti & looking for a tattooist, check it out! Take a look at the ORIGINS link in a few weeks. I'm writing a brief update focusing on the distinction between Marquesan &
Tahitian tattoo traditions.
Check out http://www.justpacific.com/ if you are interested in Fiji. There are some great old postcards (see http://www.justpacific.com/fiji/fijiphotos/cards/fijians/) with excellent accompanying text and ethnohistoric images as well as excerpts from Williams and other early ethnographers.
A good website on Hawaiian music is at http://www.nahenahe.net/ For mail ordering Hawaiian CD's, see http://www.tropicaldisc.com and http://www.buyhawaiianmusic.com/ If you are a Keali'i Reichel fan, check out http://www.kealiireichel.com/ His newest CD is GREAT!
A web encyclopedia on all things Oceanic is at http://www.oceanie.org/aainfo.html. My computer had a hard time with the English version, but perhaps you'll fare better than I.
One of the most amusing forms of body art I've seen is a new calander and book sumarized at http://whypaintcats.com/ You too can decorate your cat! Why stop at human skin!
(this schedule is still tentative, keep an eye on my website for updates)
until mid-Feb. home in Honolulu
Feb. 26th - Mar. 7th Los Angeles
Mar. 9th - 14th Oceanside
March 17th - 28th San Francisco area
If you are interested in an appointment during this Feb/Mar trip, contact me at home, (808) 734-8677, or by e-mail email@example.com. Details on signing up and the deposit are on my website at http://www.tattootraditions.alohaworld.com/tattootraditions/policy.htm
Contact me soon if you are serious, so that we have some time to correspond on your design.