Tattoo News - April/May 2015
I apologize! It's been a few months since I've had the time to do a newsletter. As you might know, I'm teaching part-time as an adjunct at two of our university of Hawai'I campuses, so it keeps me busy either preparing lectures & grading, or driving back & forth in between classes. Finally the semester is near it's conclusion & I'm getting ready to head back to the mainland and start tattooing there again.
The International Folk Arts Festival is fast approaching. It's in Santa Fe, NM in early July and is an event I've always wanted to attend. It looks like I'll make it this year! See http://www.folkartalliance.org/markets/santa-fe/ I'll be visiting Denver briefly beforehand, and staying 4-5 days afterward and am looking forward to seeing all my Denver friends! If you are in Denver & interested in getting inked, e-mail me quickly so I can make appropriate plans. I have to see if there's sufficient interest to justify bringing the equipment.
There's a nice documentary online about a great event called Pasifika held annually in the Auckland area. This year's even was highlighted by Tagata Pasifika (Aotearoa TV broadcast) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHb0rD7_TQ You'll also see a bit of the Auckland news broadcast, including the devastating news of the damage by Cyclone Pam.
Another Tagata Pasifika broadcast focusing on the Auckland festival worth watching is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Sqohb1P8w It's their “Greatest Hits” broadcast from 2012.
The Maori movie Dead Lands is being included in many film festivals around the world. You can find a trailer at or watch a documentary on Hawaiian fighting and warfare at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1n1hEs9pfI
If you plan to visit Hawai'i, consider joining the Hawai'i Museum Association and you'll get free admission to almost every museum in the state, including the zoo & aquarium! . For out-of-state addresses, the membership fee for an individual is only $25. Or $20 for students. A true bargain! Sign upwell ahead of time, as they tend to be slow in processing new memberships (it's an all-volunteer organization) and mailing out cards. https://www.hawaiimuseums.org/join/#account/join
There's a nice teaser for a new video on contemporary Tahitian tattoo, Tatau. See https://vimeo.com/111675964 I have no idea when the film will be released, but If I hear anything more, I'll include it in a future newsletter.
I had included this link in a newsletter several years ago, but there's a number of new subscribers so I'll post it again. This is a very nice brief article on the women's tattoos from North Africa. See http://www.ipernity.com/blog/246699/409816
TRAVEL AND TATTOO SCHEDULE:
May 30 - June 14th: Sunnyvale, CA
June 20 - 29th: Los Angeles
July 3 - 6th: Denver (friends/family time)
July 8 - 13th: Santa Fe International Folk Arts
July 14 - 18th: Denver
July 19 - 22nd: Oceanside, CA
July 23 - mid-Sept: Home on O'ahu
To my regular CA clients: Give a call if you want to get scheduled. I just purchased tickets & confirmed dates, so there's plenty of options. 808-734-8677
To new clients: please check out the schedule link on my website and the FAQ. There's a good bit of info there on signing up & the designing/planning process. And then contact me. I talk far faster than I type so the phone is good! Typically I can be reached weekends anytime, or weekdays after 4:30PM (HI time). Ideally we want to get you signed up by May 1st.