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Tattoo News - November 2012

A news piece on traditional tattooing on in both Samoa and the smaller islands of Rennell and Bellona is online at  This was shot during the 2008 Festival of Pacific Arts held on Tutuila.

Tattooist Ni Powell's blog has a great write up on a recent tattoo trip to Tonga, as well as the revitalization of the full-body tattoo of Fias (near Yap in the Caroline Islands, See

A nice piece on the traditional tattoos of Myanmar (formerly Burma) is online at

An excellent documentary film about the Marquesas Islands can be watcheed at

On Windward O'ahu Thursday Nov 15th is a PowerPoint presentation titled A Tattoo Tour of Polynesia at Windward Community College, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, in Akoakoa Building, room 103-105. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Also at Windward Community College Tricia will be teaching a course on the traditional tattoo practices of Polynesia (note: there will be no actual tattooing - this course focuses on the historical and cultural practices). The class will meet Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:45 in the Spring Semester. Community college classes are open to anyone who wants to register. It's easy to register online and fees are affordable. See

Hula and Hawaiian music fans!  Keali'i Reichel's Ke'alaokamaile 2013 calendar is now available. Proceeds benefit the building of the halau cultural center on Maui.  This site is also THE source for Hawaiian music online.

The Polynesian Tattoo today, Tricia's second book is available, signed and dedicated to you or whom ever you are gifting.  For sales within the US, see  For international purchases, please e-mail for a shipping quote: with your shipping address. 

Gift a tattoo or tattoo credit?  Yes, Tricia has gift certificates. Payments can be made toward any current clients ink in $50 increments. 

For new clients, please make SURE that they are wanting a tattoo and familiar with Tricia's work.  If your gift recipient is a new client, you can sign them up by paying their $100. deposit. Call or e-mail Tricia at the contacts below, make payment via a check or credit card with PayPal) and you'll be e-mailed a personalized gift certificate that you can print & giftwrap.

Tricia will be home on O'ahu from Nov. through early May.

You can e-mail her at or call 808 734-8677.

She will be returning to Southern CA in mid-May, then proceeding to the SF area in late June. Sign up early for her May trip, that allows more time to correspond on the design and fine tune your art. If you are a new client, there is also a lot of good information in the FAQ on my website, see  

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