Tattoo News - April Update 2012
May 5th & 6th I'll be participating in the Living Arts Showcase at The Pacific Islands Ethnic Art Museum in Long Beach, CA. It's a free event & should be well-worth attending. There will be tattoo film showings and related activities, dance performances, Pacific Islands foods, arts & such. If you are interested in a vendor's table, see their website & send your application in before April 21st. I'll be there tattooing and will give a power point presentation A TATTOO TOUR OF POLYNESIA on Sat afternoon, time TBA, but come spend the day! See http://www.pieam.org/pasifikalivingartsshowcase You can find me at the museum May 9-13th as well.
Remember the Easter Island Foundation (see http://islandheritage.org/wordpress/?page_id=636) conference on all things Pacific is coming up in July in Marin County, N CA. Details are online at http://www.farhorizons.com/easterislandconference/. Sign up soon if you are in the area! It should be a great conference.
The Honolulu Museum (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Contemporary Museum) will be hosting a major exhibition titled Tattoo Honolulu. Everything from traditional Hawaiian tattoos and the war era to military tattoos will be included. There will be film showings on Polynesian tattoo in the later half of June, and I'll be giving two presentations on tattoo-A Tattoo Tour of Polynesia on Monday July 30th at 7:30 pm, and The Tattoo Revival in Polynesia on Sunday August 5th also at 7:30. Location: The Doris Duke Theatre between Kinau ad Beretania. An article focusing on the Japanese component of the exhibit is at http://urbanhonolulu.hawaiinewsnow.com/news/89509-tattoos-and-hiroshige-print-exhibits-museum-art. The general exhibition website is currently under construction, but check back at http://www.honoluluacademy.org/art/exhibitions/12749-tattoo_honolulu
Fortunately Merrie Monarch, the annual hula festival in Hilo, is streamed live online. The competitions last 3 nights, and are sometimes 6 hours pending the number of participating halau (dance schools or groups). Participants and fans come from all over the world for the event. My favorite is hula kahiko (the ancient style) is archived & can be viewed in it's entirety online, but not for long-watch it SOON! They don't keep it online for long! See http://www.k5thehometeam.com/category/236781/2012-merrie-monarch-wahine-kahiko-performances
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These are my finalized working dates. Keep in mind it takes a few days to travel and tear down & set up the equipment, hence the gaps.
Mar 25th - Apr 15th: Home on O'ahu
Apr 19th - Apr 29th: East San Francisco area
May 5th - May 14th: Los Angeles
May 19th - 26th: Oceanside
June 1st - June 18th; Home on O'ahu
late-June - mid-July: San Francisco Bay Area
July 17th - August 6th: Home on Oahu
August, perhaps Melbourne
Returning to Southern CA in September
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment you can reach me at (808) 734-8677 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My schedule is close to full, but I have a few remaining openings & I do keep a wait list in case of cancellations. See http://www.ThePolynesianTattoo.com for details. If you are a new client, reading the FAQ as well as the SCHEDULE link will be beneficial. Or better yet, CALL! If you are currently signed up & ready to schedule, please give me a call ASAP.
LA FOLKS: The Pacific Islands Ethnic Arts Museum will be my working location this next trip on these dates: Sat & Sun. May 5 & 6th and Wed May 9th through the 13th.