Tattoo News - February 2011
Are you in the LA area? We're having a book signing/reception at the new Hawaiian store, Forever Hawaiian Polynesian Gifts on Wed Feb 23rd from 6 to 8 pm. Hawaiian woodcarver/tattooist Jordan Souza (http://www.JordanSouza.com or on Facebook) will be with me & we'll be able to meet with new clients, talk tattoos & visit with old friends. We'll also be serving kava (casual-kind, no ceremony-sorry!) so come say hi! 14129 Prairie Ave, Suite #A, Hawthorne (very near Rosecrans). See http://ForeverHawaiian.com
Samuel Morgan Shaw has done a great job with his new Kaua'i location. The shop is beautiful, as is Sam's work. There's some great images on his website--see http://www.kulturetattoo.com/kulturetattoo/home.html If you are on or visiting Kaua'i stop in & say hi! Or even get inked!
Manu Farrarones' Mana'o Tattoo Studio in Tahiti has a number of truly impressive photos in the various artists galleries. http://www.manaotattoo.com/ Be inspired, but remember-- never copy another's tattoo!
Custom tattoo patterns by Mark Tasi Sage hand-drawn on shoes and caps can now be ordered online & shipped ANYWHERE! The newest rage in Poly-wear. See www.tasihawaii.com
Kamehameha Schools is starting new DISTANCE LEARNING outreach courses. If you are interested in Hawaiian culture, these courses are phenomenal! http://ksdl.ksbe.edu
San Francisco Kumu Hula, Patrick Makuakane's halau put on an amazing show recently at the Hawai'i Theater demonstrating some outstanding, very contemporary hula. If you'd like a peek, excepts of his performances are on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZTNDwetYVE and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZTNDwetYVE&playnext=1&list=PL1A22614807E3ACCD
If you are looking for a tropical vacation spot, Air NZ has bargain airfares to the Cook Islands, one if my favorite destinations. http://www.airnewzealand.com/best-price-to-the-cook-islands?mpt=5450152
TRAVEL AND TATTOO SCHEDULE:
Feb 26 - Mar 6: Oceanside
Mar 10 - 20: Los Angeles New Location, read below.
Mar 30 - Apr 10: east SF area
Currently I'm home o O'ahu & available to consult with clients re. artwork & appointments for this next trip. Please call me at (808) 734-8677 ASAP or if you are calling after Feb 20th, (510)- 802-2155 or you can e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. I talk FAR faster than I type so I far prefer the phone whenever possible. At least if you are e-mailing, please include your phone number.
The deadline for the next mainland trip is past, but I still have limited availability and I do keep a wait list in case of cancelations. Details are on my website at http://www.thepolynesiantattoo.com/schedule.htm If you are a new client, the FAQ link on my website has quite a bit of info on the process-it may help to read it over: http://www.thepolynesiantattoo.com/faq.htm
Jordan Souza may be making a portion of the Southern CA trip with me, so if you are interested in an appointment with Jordan, please get in touch IMMEDIATELY.
I will be working at a new Los Angeles location~ Forever Hawaiian Polynesian Gifts-see http://www.foreverhawaiian.com/ It is on Prairie very near Rosecrans. Stop by & say hi! I will be there daily during the above specified time period, with the exception of Monday March 14th (a Disney Day!).