Tattoo News - January 2009
ON THE WEB
The Oceanside Museum of Art hosted an exhibition on Samoan art, including tattoo, in 2002. Fortunately much of the exhibit is still online at http://www.oma-online.org/worn_with_pride_04.html
There's a pretty amusing video of a western film maker with the Huli Wigmen of PNG at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a40gce_Q814&NR=1
The best site to buy books on Hawai'i and the Pacific is Native Books. See http://www.nativebookshawaii.com. They have a HUGE selection that is well indexed and also do a newsletter which can be either downloaded from their website or requested via e-mail; write to email@example.com and ask that it be e-mailed to you. My book, Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i can be purchased through her website at http://tattootraditions.alohaworld.com/book.htm
If you have an interest in Rapa Nui (Easter Island), I just posted a number of photos on Facebook (and they CAN be viewed by non-members). See http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=69022&l=adbf4&id=567016930
If you might be visiting there, my dear friends Ana Maria Arrendondo, and Bene Tuki Pate now have a pension in addition to their gallery space. See http://www.aukara.cl. An Maria has a deep appreciation & understanding of Rapa Nui tattoo (she wrote the recent book announced in a previous newsletter). Tours with a cultural & archaeological focus are avail with Josie Nahoe & her husband Ramon Edmunds-- e-mail me if you need their contact, as their website is not currently working. Also check out the Easter Island Foundation's website at http://www.islandheritage.org/ There is an excellent guide book to Easter Island for sale, as well as a number of other interesting books.
The Hawai'i State tattoo regulations are paramount to many of us here this year. Our group has a BlogSpot at http://tattootalkhawaii.blogspot.com/ if you are interested.
TATTOO & TRAVEL SCHEDULE
These dates may vary, but only very slightly, pending how many people are committed in each city.
now - May 6th: home on O'ahu
May 9 - 20th: San Francisco area
May 26 - June 7th: Oceanside
June 10 - 25th: Los Angeles
June 28 - late July: home on O'ahu
If you are interested in an appointment, please call me at 808-734-8677, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority in scheduling is given according to the date that your deposit is received (see the DEPOSIT POLICY online), so sign up early! Details can be found at http://www.tattootraditions.alohaworld.com/tattootraditions/schedule.htm
Once you are signed up, I'm available to correspond with you and start creating your custom art.
Aloha and best wishes for a happy, healthy new year!