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Tattoo News - July 2002


Galleries: Here's a great gallery of traditional art, although primarily African, not Pacific. Take a look at the masks. Another good virtual gallery is at . There's a lot of nice New Guinea artifacts here.

Maori Art & Culture: This is a very good website with an extensive list of links to sites with a Maori focus. There is even a page of Maori clipart & screensavers you can download!

Pacific Postcards: There are an astounding number of Pacific Island images and postcards on the web. For Samoan images, see A nice photo gallery of PNG images is at Historivcal images from the Trobriands can be seen at Some photos and interesting information on Tuvalu is at

Janes Oceania is still one of the most comprehensive resources on the web, see Sign up for her monthly newsletter as well!


Los Angeles Ho'olaule'a: 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. I will be there on Saturday only, Rodney, my Tongan tattoo partner will be there Sat & Sunday. Look for us in Hula Halau O' Lilinoe's booth.

Dance classes: If you are interested in learning to dance, Hula Halau O Makalapua, Marama Te Mafatu Nui Polynesian Dance School has classes at all levels starting witth some frequency. See You can see them perform either July 29 in Central Park in San Mateo at 1:30 pm, or on August 18 at the San Mateo Expo on the International Stage at 7:00pm.

Again, Keali'i Reichel has a number of upcoming California concerts scheduled, including a free concert on July 14th at Stern Grove in San Francisco. see


Tricia is departing soon for California & may be hard to reach. She does NOT e-mail while traveling. You can leave her a message on her CA voice mail, (510) 802-2155 & she will retuirn your call, or better yet, stop by the location nearest you and see her! If you go in & see Tricia early on in her stay for a consultation, there's always a chance that you can get on the calander. Tricia does consultations nearly any time. For exact addresses and details on how to sign up, see You can also e-mail her at, but she will not receive it until after her return home August 9th. Tricia does NOT e-mail when she's on the mainland.

Upcoming Dates:

June 20th to July 1st - HONOLULU
July 2nd through 4th - UNAVAILABLE
July 5th to 16th - SAN FRANCISCO (several appointments are available!) Stop by Ailana Hawaiian Fabrics in Redwood City or call (650) 568-3277.
July 19th to 29th - LOS ANGELES (there's only appointments left available!)Stop by Island Legends on Artesia Blvd at Normandie in Gardena, (310) 352-6333. Note: Sat 7/20 I'll be at the Ho'olaule'a, and the store is closed on Mondays.
July 31st to Aug. 4th - SAN DIEGO (the schedule is nearly somewhat full) Location has yet to be determined. By appointment only.

The deadline to sign up for a guaranteed appointment is past but there are still limited appointments available. Call Tricia quick (510 802-2155) if you are seriously interested, And sign up soon! For details on how to sign up, see or stop by any of the California locations listed on the website to sign up in person & see samples of Tricia's work.

Calling all CA Tongans! Tongan tattooist Rodney Powell will be traveling with Tricia and tattooing in LA in July. Check out his work at


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