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Tattoo News - July 2003


July 19th & 20th the Hawaiian Inter-Club Council of Southern California's annual Ho'olaule'a will take place at. Alondra Park July 20th & 21st. 3850 West Manhattan Beach Blvd., Lawndale, very near El Camino Community College off Rendondo Beach Blvd & Crenshaw. Look for me with Island Legends-- You'll spot their ukeleles & jewelry cases in front.

August 2nd & 3rd is the Pacific Islanders' Cultural Association Aloha Festival in San Francisco. Sat & Sun from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Location: San Francisco Presidio Parade Grounds. Look for me in the Educational tent. For more details & a map, see There's also a good list
of links here.

I'll also have an informational booth at Hiva Nui's Lu'au and Ho'ike Celebration in Lodi on Saturday, August 9, 2003 at the Lodi Grape Frestival Grounds. Doors open at 4:00 with no-host cocktails at 4:00. Dinner is at 5:15 and the entertainment will start 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $30.00. No tickets will be sold at door. Call (209)462-HULA for more info or see

Momilani's Island Traditions in Oceanside is opening a new store in Dana Point at the harbor, right across from the Catalina ferries. If you live in the area, check it out!


As you might know, I just returned from Aotearoa (New Zealand) so this issues links have a Maori focus.

A great list of links to New Zealand authors, bookstores, libraries & literary sources is at There is a lot of Maori literature online! Also check out the list of bookstores at the bottom. There's a LOT of books published in NZ that are near impossible to find in the states, even tattoo books!

There are a lot of Maori arts sites: for a good list of links to high quality arts & crafts. Also see:, , and Boy, I could go on & on... I keep finding more-- To learn a LOT about Maori art
& culture, see

If you have an interest in woodcarving, definately check out the various links at There is a lot here on the meaning & origin of design-- this good inspiration for tattooists, but remember to change it! Make it your own! Maori patterns are ancestoral, so we don't want you wearing someone's family pattern. Be original!

Also see

There is a lot online on Maori moko, or traditional tattoo. For a list of links, go to and scroll down a bit.


July 7th through 16th I am home in Honolulu
July 18th through July 28th - Los Angeles
August 1st through August 12th - San Francisco area
August 15th through Sept 12th - home in Honolulu
I'll be back in San Diego in September

If you are interested in an appointment give me a call SOON at home: 808 734-8677, or check out the details and sign up procedures on my website:
The deadline to sign up for a guaranteed appointment during this CA trip has past, but as always, late sign-ups are taken on a space available basis. You can stop by any of the California locations listed on the website to see samples of my work. Once I'm in CA, you can reach me at (510) 802-2155 on my voice mail. You can also find me at the above listed CA festivals, where I will be doing
consultations & taking sign ups.



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