Tattoo News - January 2011
First of all, wishing all of you new year filled with health, wealth and nothing but fun and wonderful things.
I'm offering a New Year's Special on my books--
Buy both titles: Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i and The Polynesian Tattoo Today and recieve free Media Mail shipping within the US only, but be forewarned, Media Mail is slow from Hawaii. To purchase using PayPal, click HERE to send an e-mail request and I'll generate a PayPal invoice.
To purchase via the mail, click http://thepolynesiantattoo.com/images/MailOrder2.pdf to download an order form. Again, the free shipping includes domestic U.S. addresses only. Reviews of both books can be found on my website: http://www.ThePolynesianTattoo.com
ON THE WEB
An excellent site on Pacific art, particularly Melanesian art is at http://www.art-pacific.com/ . If you are interested in body art & painting, check out: http://www.art-pacific.com/artifacts/nuguinea/bilas/bodyart/bodyartc.htm .
There's also a wealth of information on the Oceanic Arts Society webpage. A list of their links is at http://www.oceanicartsociety.org.au/links.html
Some great photos of traditional peoples are at http://www.tribalphoto.com/ . There's some great body art here, although no tattoos. Also see http://www.cs.org/ and http://www.culturesontheedge.com/gallery/
Another interesting site on Oceanic art is http://www.zeroland.co.nz/art_oceania.html which includes quite an extensive list of tattoo links. There's one slightly disturbing label-- Easter Island is listed as Easter Islands(s) plural. Hopefully this is a simple typo (as I'm certainly prone to make!) and not an indication of the level of research.
Pacific Islands Report, one of the best news sources on the Pacific, is online at http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/graphics.htm Check the links in the left hand column as well, esp. News and Magazines, as there's some good info here.
Gregory Panayotou has posted a great collection of images of Rapa Nui viewable in 360 degrees. You can get a good look at the island, including most of the major archaeological sites here. For those of you that have always wanted to visit, here's your chance! See http://www.rapanui360.com/
Sadly I must announce the passing of Jordi Farrarons, a tattooist who opened the first tattoo shop in Tahiti over 30 years ago. Jordi certainly left a mark & inspired many, including his son, Manu Farrarons who carried on the family tradition at Mana'o Tattoo Studio. Rest in peace, Jordi, you will be remembered by many for years to come.
TRAVEL AND TATTOO SCHEDULE:
Dec 18th - mid-Feb: in Hawai'i
midmid-Jan - early Feb: Maui and Big Island, if interest warrants the trip. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested!
Feb 26 - Mar 6: Oceanside
Mar 10 - 20: Los Angeles New Location, read below.
Mar 30 - Apr 10: east SF area
AND perhaps San Luis Obispo, if interest warrants, please call.
This trip I do still have openings in all areas, including perhaps Maui and the island of Hawaii. Currently I'm at home o O'ahu & available to consult with clients re. artwork & appointments for this next trip. Please call me at (808) 734-8677 or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. I talk FAR faster than I type so I prefer the phone whenever possible.
The deadline for the next mainland trip is Jan 10th but as always, the sooner you sign up, the better, as it allows us more time to communicate & work on your art and gives you higher priority in scheduling. Details are on my website at a http://thepolynesiantattoo.com/schedule.htm. I may be stopping in San Luis Obispo IF there are enough serious clients to justify my stay. Let me know if you are in the area & serious about some ink.
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://thepolynesiantattoo.com/schedule.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.
I will be working at a new Los Angeles location~ Forever Hawaiian Polynesian Gifts on http://www.ForeverHawaiian.com/ It is on Prairie very near Rosecrans. Stop by & say hi!