Archive for the ‘ Polynesian Tattooing ’ Category

Teaser Trailer for my mini Documentary Indigenous Ink

19th September 2014 | 0 Comments

I am just starting to update this blog with some of the work I have been doing since I started my masters degree at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. This is a teaser trailer for a mini doc I produced as part of the class “Digital Filmmaking for activists and scholars”. It was the [...]


maitreya – Sin City ft. AWA (Nesian Mystik) Moko Tattoo Music Video

5th November 2011 | 0 Comments

This is a Music video which tells the story of one Moko wearer, it feature Maori Tattoo Artist Turumakina Duleyz. This video speaks to one of the reasons I am so passionate about the revival of my cultural tattooing practices, and one of the reasons I think it is so important for Indigenous youth and [...]


Turumakina Duley Ta Moko History Channel “Ancient Ink”

5th November 2011 | 0 Comments

Turumakina Is the artist in the previous post on Moko, I remember him from the documentary done by the History Channel entitled “Ancient Ink” here are two portions of that program that feature Trurmakina Duley. You can check him out at http://artselemental.com The revival of traditional tattooing is just part of the process of de-colonization. [...]


Maori Ta Moko

5th November 2011 | 0 Comments

Ever since the first time I seen Maori style tattoos I feel in love with them, I can’t remember where or when but they have always fascinated me. Actually the little booklet that I found in the local tattoo shop about my ancestors tattoos was found when i went in to get my Maori inspired tattoo which occupies my [...]


Keone Nunes Hawaiian Tattooing

5th November 2011 | 0 Comments

One name I have always been amazed about and followed wherever I could find anything about has been Keone Nunes, I have read numerous articles and watched many documentaries which have featured him. I am amazed and humbled by his grace and presence. I look forward to one day meeting and talking to him about his tattooing [...]


Sulu’ape Steve Looney

5th November 2011 | 0 Comments

In this short clip Sulu’ape Steve talks about how for many of his clients who are part of the Samoan diaspora, which has taken many Samoan people out of Samoa and planted them all across the West Coast of the United States and especially in Hawaii, that to get a Samoan influenced tattoo is a way of identifying [...]