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 http://www.pieam.org/pasifikalivingartsshowcase 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 http://www.infography.com/content/823060123167.html 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 http://www.infography.com/content/823060123167.html 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 http://tribalmania.com/SHOWSANFRAN2010.PAGE2.htm For more info on the show in general and to sign up for their newsletter, see http://www.caskeylees.com/SF_Tribal/SF_Tribal.html
Another site featuring Michael Hamson’s collection and shows is at http://www.michaelhamson.com/exhibitions.htm
UPCOMING TATTOO SCHEDULE
I am now in Southern CA and do have openings in Long Beach, LA and Oceanside. Call 808 734-8677 or e-mail email@example.com 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
- 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: www.ThePolynesianTattoo.com or again, call me at 808 734-8677.