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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 ( 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


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 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. 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

Kamehameha Schools is starting new DISTANCE LEARNING outreach courses. If you are interested in Hawaiian culture, these courses are phenomenal!
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 and

If you are looking for a tropical vacation spot, Air NZ has bargain airfares to the Cook Islands, one if my favorite destinations.


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 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 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:

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 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!).


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