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Tattoo News - September-October 2013

A surprising move by the Washington, DC Dept. of Heath proposes to mandate a 24 hour waiting period on all tattooing and body modification.  It is highly unlikely that such a bill could ever pass, and somewhat appalling that such a measure would even be proposed!  See
The ongoing controversy regarding non-Samoans wearing traditional pe'a, as well as the Nike women's leggings that were produced (and then immediately pulled of the market) is discussed in a newspaper article from the Samoa Observer:
A brief, but informative article on Maori Moko is at
A good website on Croatian tattoos is 

There is also an excellent Facebook page for the FB users out there--


SACRAMENTO:  On Sunday, September 29th at 6PM there will be a reception & book signing at Sideshow Tattoo at 2111 28th St.  Come!  You can buy my books if you don't yet have copies and meet the crew at Sideshow, where I'll be tattooing the following week. Also, tune in to News on channel 10 that Sunday at 8AM as I'll be interviewed live on the morning program.

October 5th is the Sacramento Aloha Festival, where I'll have a booth and give a presentation on Polynesian tattoo history.  Details are online at h


Sept 11 - 23                     Sunnyvale
Sept 30 - Oct 4                Sacramento
Oct 5                                Sacramento Aloha Festival
Oct 9 - Nov 4                   Home on O'ahu
Nov 6 - Dec 5                  Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Dec 6 – Spring 2014        Home on O'ahu

I'm currently tattooing in the south SF Peninsula area. You can reach me at or call 808 734-8677. I have limited availability in both Sunnyvale and Sacramento, so call or e-mail SOON!

New clients: please check out the schedule link on my website and the FAQ. There's a good bit of info there on signing up & the designing/planning process. 

If you are interested but not ready for new ink yet, I can do consultations for future trips; it is wise to but some planning and forethought into such a permanent endeavor. Call me and we can schedule a consultation.


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