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Tattoo News - July 2012

<<<<>>>> ONLINE<<<<>>>>

The National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, has a video on tattoo at
Suluape Steve Loney is featured in a video on Samoan tattoo at
Also see on Samoan tattoo.

As you read this 23 Pacific countries have artists and performers at the Festival of Pacific Arts in the Solomon Arts. It is an amazing event! There is a LIVE STREAM link, but it’s only functional periodically, it seems. Also LIKE it on Facebook as there are some good photos there!

Some gorgeous carvings including some Maori arts are onine at

A good paper on the antiquity of tattoo in European cultures by Adrienne Mayror is online at

<<<<>>>>MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS<<<<>>>>

The newly merged Honolulu Academy of Art and the Contemporary Museum--now The Honolulu Museum-is hosting a major exhibition titled Honolulu Tattoo. The exhibition and my work is included in a feature article in The Office of Hawaiian Affairs monthly publication, Ka Wai Ola—see  KITV also aired a nice news piece now archived online at There are numerous events taking place, including two lectures on July 30th and August 5th-- both at 7:30 pm. The 30th is a Tattoo Tour of Polynesia and the 5th is the Tattoo Revival in Polynesia. Keep an eye on the website for other events: For details: 

The NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) in Melbourne also has an upcoming tattoo exhibition. I'll be there Aug 16th – 26th & have appointments available.  See  and  If you would like an appointment at the Gallery, please see the links & shoot me an e-mail.


Please check out my website (esp. the SCHEDULE and FAQ links) and 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. Please sign up early to guarantee an appointment!

June 23 - July 5  East San Francisco Bay Area
July 9 - 12  Easter Isl. Foundation conference in Napa Valley
July 17 - Aug 4  Home on O'ahu
Aug 16 - 26  NGV, Melbourne
Sept 1 - 12  Home on O'ahu
Mid-Sep - Oct  Returning to CA

Details are on my website: or again, call me at 808 734-8677. Melbourne folks-please see the links above and e-mail me!



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