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Tattoo News - February/March 2014


The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology had an exhibition on tattooing and body arts and has a brief website summarizing tattooing in several traditional cultures:

Excerpts from Dirk Spennemann's book Tattooing in the Marshall Islands can be read online at

Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of Aotearoa (New Zealand) has a blog on many aspects of Pacific culture and art.  Sean Mallon, the Pacific Curator's blogs often touch on tattooing.  See

Hawaii's Bishop Museum has a lecture series called Traditions of the Pacific and many of the lectures can be heard via podcasts.  See


Sale pricing extended:  Purchase both books, The Polynesian Tattoo Today and Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i through the month of March, within the U.S. and save!  Order both books with Priority Mail shipping for just $45. (domestic orders only). This is a savings of nearly $10!  Please e-mail me at and I will generate a PayPal invoice with the discounted shipping. Sorry folks, if you are outside the US, International shipping rates apply which are significantly more expensive.

This was included in my last newsletter, but is worthy of repeating. A new book on traditional tattooing, Drawing with Great Needles: Ancient Tattoo Traditions of North America is available from the University of Texas Press. See


I am home on O'ahu until mid-May.  In May I'll be heading first to the SOUTH SF AREA, then SACRAMENTO, followed by LONG BEACH, Perhaps NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY if there are enough clients signed up in all areas.

The deadline for the next mainland trip is April 1st  but as always, the sooner you sign up, the better, as it allows us more time to communicate & work on your art and gives you higher priority in scheduling.  Details are on my website at 

If you are a new client, the FAQ link on my website has quite a bit of info on the process-it may help to read it over:

You can also call me at  (808) 734-8677 or you can e-mail but I talk FAR faster than I type so prefer the phone whenever possible.


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