Tattoo News - April 2008
IN WASHINGTON STATE
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 http://www.ladylucktattoo.com/noel_messer_pea.ydev
ON THE WEB
Maori artist, George Nuku, has an upcoming exhibition in the UK. The announcement is at http://www.captcook-ne.co.uk/ccbm/whatson.htm 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.