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Tattoo News - September 2002


The San Diego Pacific Islander Festival will take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sept. 28th & 29th at Ski Beach on Mission Bay. For details see Look for me in the Cultural Village.

I will be working through a new shop in the North San Diego County area, Momilani's Island Traditions in Oceanside at 1906 Oceanside Blvd. Stop by and say hi. You can check out my portfolio & sign up for a tattoo while you are there! There's also a Hawaiian resturant next door, Kristen Sushi & Hawaiian Style Grill. Saturday nights you can get Lomi (massage) and hear Hawaiian music
while you eat.

San Pedro also has a great little Hawaiian store, Pearls of the Pacific. Owner & Kumu Hula, Kanoe Baker also offers hula instruction and entertainment. 365 W. 6th Ave in San Pedro, (310) 732-7920.


Jane's Oceania is still one of the best, most comprehensive sites on the web about many aspects of Pacific culture. It is well worth checking out. Her site
on Tahitian tattoos, however, has a problem. While the text is a fairly accurate description of Tahitian tattooing, all the illustrations are Marquesan, which,
in ancient times, was very different. In spite, her tattoo sites are well worth a visit. See Make sure to check out her homepage as well, and the index.

Another excellent listing of online Pacific resources is at

An interesting site on Indonesian tattoo (both traditional and contemporary styles) is at

Learn more about traditional Filipino tattoos at

O'ahu Kumu Hula, Pattye Wright, has done an excellent series of instructional videos for those of you interested in learning (or continuing to learn) on your own. See


Currently I am home on O'ahu and available to consult with those interested or scheduled for an appointment during my upcoming CA trips. You can reach me at (808) 734-8677, but please keep in mind the time difference & don't call before 12:00 noon CA time, but feel free to call as late as midnight. You can also e-mail me until Sept 14th only. To reach me after Sept 15th, please leave a message on my CA voice mail, (510) 802-2155.

Southern CA:
until Sept. 14th - Home in Honolulu
Sept. 18th to 25th - LOS ANGELES There are still openings!
Sept. 27th to Oct. 6th - SAN DIEGO Come to the Festival (details above)!
Oct. 9th to 20th - Denver, but sorry, I'm not tattooing there! returning home Oct. 22nd

The deadline to sign up for a guaranteed appointment during this So. CA trip was officially Sept. 1st, but there are still some openings, so sign up SOON!

Northern CA (confirmed dates):
Nov. 15th to Dec. 1st San Francisco Bay Area The
deadline to sign up for a guaranteed appointment during this N. CA trip is Nov. 1st. As always, late sign-ups will be taken on a space available basis.

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 my work.

Tongan tattooist Aisea Toetu'u may be with me during my San Diego stay and might be available for appointments. Keep an eye on my website for updates.



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