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Tattoo News - January 2006

Happy New year to you all!


A good site with a number of photos of Maori style tattoo or Kirituhi is at

I apologize as I have so few interesting new tattoo links, but lots of links to a series of fascinating articles regarding an recent issue of major significance to both the museum/art world and to native Hawaiians. For those of you interested in the Forbes Cave repatriation issue, here's a couple of articles summarizing the events since my last report. These issues have been of utmost importance to many over the last 5 years. It truly is fascinating, as this the most controversial case since the passing of NAGPRA law in 1990. This is from the most recent events, working back chronologically. Start at the bottom if you like, although the top three are really worth reading

The objects are often referred to as moepu, which specifically denotes items placed to accompany the deceased. This may not be the case, see and


January 20 - 29: LA area: Island Legends in Gardena
January 31 - February 5: Oceanside: Momilani's Island Traditions
February 9 - 19: Livermore (east San Francisco Bay Area, private studio)
March: unavailable as I'll be moving

The schedule for LA & Oceanside are quite full, but there's always a chance of cancellations, so call if you would like to be on a wait-list, or just stop by either of the shops (exact addresses are on my website) during my stay, have a look through my portfolio, and I can put you on a list, or you can sign up for my next trip.

There are still a few openings in the east San Francisco area. Call me ASAP if you would like a Bay Area appointment.

My next CA trip is in late April through early June. The deadline for deposits is April 1st.

My contacts:

Before Jan 16th: 808 734-8677 (Hawai'i)
After Jan 17th: 510 802-2155

Aloha and Happy Holidays!

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