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Tattoo News - April 2008

If you are in Eastern WA & want a Polynesian tattoo, you are in luck! Noel Messer has relocated from New Zealand to Spokane and is now at Lady Luck Tattoo. Noel wears a Samoan pe'a, done by Sua Suluape Paulo. The story is online at

Maori artist, George Nuku, has an upcoming exhibition in the UK. The announcement is at Check out George's moko! There is a video of the procedure on You Tube, search for George Nuku moko.

There is yet another book out on tattoo-- this one a bit more literary in focus. Pacific Designs in Print & Skin: Tattooing the World, by Juniper Ellis. I ordered it on Amazon & it just arrived. It looks like a good read! See

I also highly recommend Ana Maria Arredondo's book on Rapa Nui tattoo, Takona, but it isn't easy to find outside Chile. If I find a source, I'll include it in a future newsletter.

Here's the dates of my upcoming tattoo trips.
now - late April: home on O'ahu
May 12th - 22nd: Oceanside
Late May: Redondo Beach (LA area)
early through mid- June: SF area

This upcoming trip is starting to fill. The deadline for deposits is April 10th, however, I may be able to accommodate late sign-ups. Call me if you are serious about an appointment or would like a consultation:808 734-8677 (between noon and midnight CA time is the best time to call). The exact dates will be confirmed after the April 10th deadline. as only then do I know how long I need to be in each city. Please do call if you have any questions.


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