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Tattoo News - October 2002


SF & LA area residents-- you are in for a treat! There is an excellent traditional dance group from Lifou (just east of New Caledonia) in the Loyalty Islands performing in Fairfax, then in LA at the upcoming music festivals. They
will be taking part in the Fairfax World Music Festival, Sept 21st & 22nd just N. of SF. See In LA you can see them at The World Festival of Sacred Music, Sept 29th at 6:00 pm at the Greek Theatre. For details & ticket info, go to:

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.


Caroline Yacoe provided some excellent photos & reports from the Melanesian Arts Festival that took place during August in Vanuatu. Her articles are archived online with Pacific Islands Report, but the archive is a pain to search. Regardless, the website is worth checking out for the best news on the Pacific. See The next festival will be in Fiji in 2004.

My friend Sandra has a great website for the shop in Ibiza, Spain. Check out

Some interesting tattoo articles have appeared in the BBC News. See A disturbing article on someone who contracted the skin eating disease via a tattoo, see


Currently I am in California and unavailable via e-mail. If you are interested in an appointment, you can leave me a message at (510) 802-2155, or feel free to stop by any of the stop locations during the time periods specified below. There are still a few openings in both LA & Oceanside. Shop addresses & phone numbers are on my website:

Southern CA:
Sept. 18th to 25th - LOS ANGELES: Island Legends in Gardena
Sept. 28th & 29th - San Diego Pacific Islander Festival (details above)
Sept. 30th to Oct. 6th - Momilani's in Oceanside
Oct. 9th to 20th - Denver, but sorry, I'm not
tattooing there!
returning home Oct. 22nd

Northern CA (confirmed dates):
Nov. 15th to Dec. 1st San Francisco Bay Area

The deadline to sign up for a guaranteed appointment during this next SF trip is Nov. 1st. Please try to sign up early! As usual, 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. Call my voice mail for updates: (510) 802-2155.



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