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Tattoo News - August 2011


Much of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Pacific collection is online and at accompanied by brief, but informative essays.

An interesting website on Maori culture and art is at

Also the South Auckland Pacific Arts Summit was recently held and has a good blogsite:

There's a good guide to artists in Aotearoa online at  I was recently searching for photos of a very impressive environmental artwork that I'd seen on Facebook by Virginia King & ran across this site. Check out her work called Koru.

While on the topic on Maori arts, I was finally able to get Julie Paama-Pengelly's book Maori Art and Design on Amazon. It's beautiful & quite affordable on I highly recommend it!

Another site worth browsing is  The focus here is more Samoan than Maori, but includes some great graphics for design inspiration.


San Diego, CA: Jordan Souza and I will have a booth at the San Diego Heiva on August 13th. See and stop by & say hi!

Arlington, TX: I'll be giving a presentation, A Tattoo Tour of Polynesia on Sunday Sept 11th, 6 - 8:30 pm ay Unimax West, 2055 E. Division St and is free & open to the public. For more details, call 817-394-1705.

Kaneohe, HI: In October I'll be giving a 3 part lecture series at Windward Community College on October 11th, 18th and 25th. Check my upcoming newsletters for more details. All 3 presentations are free & open to the public.

The Polynesian Tattoo Today, my most recent book is doing amazingly well. It's now in it's 3rd printing in under a year and won two first place awards from the Hawai'i Book Publishers Association! It is available on my website: see  Please note that International shipping is more and varies from country to country, so use the e-mail link for a shipping quote. All online orders require PayPal payment. I am working on 3 new books, so if you would like to see your work included, please e-mail me at

This upcoming trip will be my 100th tattoo trip to California. Although I will still be coming out I am going to try to cut back on the frequency, reducing it from 4 trips a year to 2, or perhaps 3. So if you are serious about an appointment, book it NOW!!

Aug 13: San Diego Heiva
Aug 14 - 21: Tattooing in Oceanside (Momilani's)
Aug 25 - Sept 5:: Tattooing in Los Angeles (Forever Hawaiian)
Sept 11: Lecture and book signing at Unimax in Arlington, TX
Sept 14 - Oct 2: Tattooing in the SF Area (Pleasanton and the peninsula)
Oct 7 - mid-Nov: Home on O'ahu

If you are interested in an appointment, please call me QUICK in Hawai'i at (808) 734-8677 (we are 3 hours earlier than CA), or e-mail me at, but please include your phone number, as I far prefer the phone since I talk far faster than I type. If you are in the Oceanside or LA areas, feel free to stop by Momilani's (1906 Oceanside Blvd) or Forever Hawaiian at their new location (2140 Artesia Blvd. Suite #F Gardena/Torrance, near Marukai) anytime during my above dates, except Aug 13th when you can find me in a booth at the San Diego Heiva. Late sign-ups are taken on a space-available basis, as usual.

If you are interested but not quite ready, in So. CA I can do consultations anytime so just stop in and watch, look through my photo albums & books, and we can talk about future appointments. In the SF area, I'm in private studios and will be splitting my time between Pleasanton and another location nearer the coast, so call ahead or e-mail for a consultation.

Jordan Souza will be with me during the first part of my Oceanside stay only. If you're interested in an appointment with Jordan, please e-mail with APPOINTMENT WITH JORDAN in the subject header & I'll pass on your e-mail to him.


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