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Tattoo News - February/March 2008


The release of the book Mau Moko: The World of Maori Tattoo has generated a number of good articles and reviews in the New Zealand newspapers. See and

The Smithsonian has a few interesting tattoo articles on their site, see If the link doesn't work, cut & paste into your browser.

A great index of links to museums (most with substantial collections of traditional indigenous arts) is online at

The new Oceanic exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum is reviewed by the NY Times, see

There are numerous articles on Hawai'i. as well as Hawaiian events in the SF area online at


The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show is Feb. 8-10 at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. This exhibition of artwork & artifacts of the world's indigenous cultures features pre-1940 tribal art & artifacts from more than 90 galleries & dealers from around the world. See I'm there!


One of the best hula performance I have seen is KAHEKILI, a production largely choreographed by Hokulani Holt of Maui, and made possible by an NEA grant. See There are a number of additional shows scheduled, including quite a few mainland performances. The schedule of both Hawai'i and mainland performances is online at


Here's the dates of my upcoming tattoo trips.

Feb 11th - 18th: San Francisco Bay Area
Feb 23rd - Mar 9th: Los Angeles
Mar 13th - 23rd: Oceanside
Mar 28 - late April: home on O'ahu
early May: Oceanside
mid-May: LA
early June: SF area

My schedule for the Feb/March trip is relatively full, however, there is always a chance of availability due to cancellations. And I CAN do consultations. If you are interested, give me a call. I can be reached at home (808) 734-8677 if you call SOON, or while in CA (after Feb 7th) at (510) 802-2155. The next trip will be in May/June-- sign up EARLY! For details on signing up, see my website,



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