Tattoo News - August 2008
FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS
As you might know, I just returned from the Festival of Pacific Arts in American Samoa. I picked up some bug (perhaps Dengue fever) so I'm a bit out-of-sorts, but home and slowly getting back into work mode. The trip was well worth catching the crud. I met some wonderful new friends and saw fantastic dance & art. I've posted some images on Facebook, see http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=47351&l=75290&id=567016930
The official festival website is at http://www.pacartsas.com/logo_official.htm but there are dozens of articles online-- just do a Google search under Festival of Pacific Arts.
The Tahiti tattoo festival, Tattoonesia, will take place in early November. See http://tattoonesia.blogspot.com/ There is a nice slide show here with tattoo images and background music by Te Vaka. I've been asked to coordinate the competitions for this years festival. It should be fun! Come!
ON THE WEB
An article on tattoos of Hawai'i appeared in the LA Times and is online at http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-tr-tattoos20-2008jul20
Aug. 5th - Sept. 5th home on O'ahu
Sept. 10th - 21st SF Bay Area (Pleasanton)
Sept. 26th - Oct. 7th Los Angeles (Redondo Beach)
Oct. 9th - Oct. 19th Oceanside (Momilani's)
Oct. 23rd I'll be home for a week prior to heading to Tahiti!
Late Nov- early Dec. San Francisco
The exact breakdown of dates may vary slightly (but only slightly), pending how many folks sign up in which cities- only my CA arrival and departure dates are set in stone. Dates will be finalized after my August 15th deadline. If you are interested in an appointment, please call me at 808-734-8677, or e-mail email@example.com, although I far prefer the phone for initial inquiries as I talk far faster than I type. Details on signing up are on the web at http://tattootraditions.alohaworld.com/schedule.htm