Tattoo News - February 2004
ON THE WEB
We're getting more & more inquiries about the Rock's tattoo, which is largely contemporary Tahitian, not traditional Samoan. For some good websites on traditional (and some contemporary) Samoan tattoos, see http://samoantattoo.tattooing-piercings.com/
Skin Stories, the PBS documentary, is also online & has a section on Samoan tattoo. See http://www.pbs.org/skinstories/gallery/index.html
There is a fairly good site on Marquesan tattoo at
Here's a website that has a good collection of old ethnographic postcards and photographs. Check the New Zealand section for tattoo images. http://www.oceania-ethnographica.com/ Another archive of old images is at
There's a nice gallery of Oceanic, African & Asian art online at http://www.gallery-lemaire.com/index.asp If you are in Amsterdam, stop by!
If you saw & enjoyed the movie Whalerider and want to know more about New Zealand, check out these websites: http://www.whaleriderthemovie.com/start.html and
The Milan Tattoo Convention is coming up in early Feb. If you are in Italy, make sure to check it out! Say hi to Jacqueline & Rob from XXX in Switzerland, and the Tahitian & Maori crew! http://www.milanotattooconvention.it/indexb.html Miki Vialetto's most recent project is also online here, see
http://www.milanotattooconvention.it/html/eventi/eventi2.html for some great tattoo-inspired art.
Feb. 26th - Mar. 7th Los Angeles
Mar. 9th - 14th Oceanside
March 18th - 28th San Francisco area
If you are interested in an appointment during this Feb/Mar trip, contact me at home, (808) 734-8677 SOON! Or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org until Feb 24th. I do not e-mail while in CA. For more details on signing up, please see my website at http://www.tattootraditions.alohaworld.com/tattootraditions/policy.htm