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Tattoo News - June 2009


As many of you know, I have been working on a new book on Polynesian tattoo—this time on the art today. The book will be months in production & not on the shelves until about March of next year, but in the meantime, I’ll be listing some of the contributing tattooists websites in my newsletters. These are all fantastic artists—check out Rob Deut’s work at Trevor Marshall is online at Aisea & the crew at Soul Signature are at

KAI&I Radio will be broadcasting an interview with myself and Maori tattooist Tane Lagah on Pacific tattoo on Sat. June 13th from 10 am to noon… repeating on Monday the 15th from 11 am to 1 pm. Listen in! KAI&I Radio is an online radio station that is dedicated to delivering the new, the classic, and the best in Island Style Music—Reggae/Roots. Go to You’ll hear Natural Vibrations, Katchafire, Ekolu, Ten Feet, Ho'onua, Manao Company and more.

Another great Pacific website that includes online radio is Jane’s Oceania at This is an amazing source… I have often marveled at the compilation of information here. It is well worth spending a bit of time browsing.

Tattoonesia, the Tahiti tattoo festival will be happening again Nov. 11-15 on the main island of Tahiti just outside Papeete. Their official website is up & running, but does not have a lot of details yet. See I will try to keep all informed as things develop.

Maori Tattooist Tane Lagah will be in LA and is available for appointments. Tane will be doing consultations the weekend of June 13th & 14th (feel free to stop by!), and will start tattooing Tues the 16th through Wed the 23th. I am there tattooing June 13 - 24 & have some limited availability. Come on in!

Location: Island Legends
Phone: 310 352-6333
2120 Artesia Blvd in Gardena/Torrance
Feel free to stop by the store anytime June 13 - 24th


May 29 - June 10th: Oceanside
June 13 - 24th: Los Angeles
June 28 - mid-August: home on O'ahu
Late August through early October I’ll be back in CA—sign up by August 1st.

If you are interested in an appointment, please call me at (510) 802-2155 and leave a message—I will call you back as I can. I have limited openings in LA, and Tane has a few openings there as well. Come by Island Legends! I can always do consultations for my next trip in August/September and there is a good chance of getting in on a cancellation this time, if we know what we are going to do (hence the benefit of a consultation). Details & store locations can be found at

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