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Tattoo News - May 2012

This weekend, 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. I'll be there tattooing and will give a power point presentation A TATTOO TOUR OF POLYNESIA on Sat afternoon from 3-5 pm, but come spend the day! See You can find me at the museum May 9-13th as well.


A very impressive list of excellent sites on the traditional arts of the Pacific is at Beware of the Di Rienzi gallery
-- he was a geographer whose works are notorious from borrowing illustrations from other earlier sources. Many of the other links are fantastic!

Margo DeMello's book, Faces Around the World is online at It has a good deal of information on both traditional facial tattooing & scarification.

A good review of Caskey Lee's recent SF Tribal Arts Show with some great photos is online at For more info on the show in general and to sign up for their newsletter, see

Another site featuring Michael Hamson’s collection and shows is at


I am now in Southern CA and do have openings in Long Beach, LA and Oceanside. Call 808 734-8677 or e-mail with your phone number& a short description of what you have in mind (body placement & size). 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.

May 5th - May 14th: Los Angeles
May 19th - 26th: Oceanside
June 1st - June 18th; Home on O'ahu
June 23rd
- July 4th: San Francisco Bay Area
July 8th - 12th Santa Rosa
July 17th - Aug 6th: Home on Oahu
August, perhaps Melbourne
Returning to both Northern & Southern CA Sept through Oct

Details are on my website: or again, call me at 808 734-8677.


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