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2017'S SHOWCASE ARTISTS

Sulu’ape Skinz

Artist: Su'a Sulu'ape Peter       

Bio: Su’a Peter Sulu’ape hails from the world renowned Sulu’ape family of Ta Tufuga who are well regarded not only in the tattoo world but also in the larger cultural and artistic community. Su'a is the son of Grand Master Tattooist Su'a Alaiva'a Sulu'ape residing in Faleasiu, Samoa.  Su’a Peter Sulu’ape has performed Tatau on hundreds of people over the years, his family’s Tatau work and art have been showcased in exhibitions all around the world.  

 

Booking Info:  peter.tatausamoa@gmail.com.

 

Picture: Su’a Peter Sulu’ape

Pacific Soul Tattoo

Artist: Sulu'ape Steve Looney

320 Ward Ave. #215

Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 589-1996

 

Email: pacificsoultattoo@gmail.com

www.pacificsoul-tattoo.com

IG: @pacificsoultattoohawaii

FB: Pacific Soul Tattoo

 

BIO:

I've been tattooing now for the last 17 years here in Honolulu, Hawaii. I started in 1991 in Southern California as a teenager and just never stopped. Altogether for over 25 years. I own and operate Pacific Soul Tattoo in Honolulu, Hawaii since 2004. I am versatile in many different styles of tattooing. I enjoy doing Samoan and Polynesian tattoos just as much as I like to do black and grey, Japanese, and color pieces. 

We have had very many great artists come through and worked with us since we opened and am blessed for the time shared and knowledge exchanged over the years. I studied under Su'a Sulu'ape Alaiva'a Petelo since 2001and received my Sulu'ape title in 2004. I continue to work and support the family in many tattoo conventions and gatherings. I am very blessed for the knowledge passed down from Alaiva'a and others which has help to mold me into the tattooer I am today. I continue to support the Polynesian movement in tattooing and am proud to have worked alongside many talented tattooist.

 

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A-TOWN TATTOO

Artists:

Alipate Fetuli

12776 Brookhurst St.

Garden Grove, CA.

 

 

House of Ink Tattoo

Artist: Akiu “Q” Sale

** 3 Other Artists TBA **

 

45B Ho’olai St.

Kailua, HI. 96734

   

Picture: Akiu “Q” Sale

Taupou Tatau

Artist: Tuigamala “Andy” Tauafiafia

 

84 Dixon St.

Level 1, Te Aro

Wellington, New Zealand

+64 4 550 4452

Bio:

Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi (b. 1977), is a New Zealand-born artist of Samoan descent. In 1999 he gained a Diploma in Visual Arts from Whitireia Polytechnic in Porirua and in 2003 he completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. In 2005 he was encouraged by tattoo artist Steve Ma Ching to take up tattooing professionally. Ma Ching later invited Tauafiafi to work at Western Tattoos in Auckland where he refined his skills over a four-year period.

In 2011 Tauafiafi opened his own studio, Taupou Tatau, on the corner of Dixon and Victoria Streets in Wellington.  Tauafiafi’s designs frequently incorporate Samoan tatau patterning with elements from other cultures to create one-off works of art, a style he describes as ‘contemporary Polynesian’.

 

Picture: Tuigamala “Andy” Tauafiafia

 

Whitey Chen

   

Bio:

Award Winning Tattoo Artist and Organizer of the Northwest Tatau Festival

 

FB: Whitey Chen

IG: @whiteychen112

 

Picture: Whitey Chen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Earthbound Tattoo

Artist: Marlo Lualemana (owner)

490 Orange Ave. Unit #B

Sand City, CA.

   

Pictures: Marlo Lualemana

Inkie's Tattoo

40985 Fremont Blvd.

Fremont, CA. 94538

(510) 490 – 8287

 

IG: Inkies_Tattoo

FB: Inkies Tattoo

 

Picture: Inkies Tattoo Studio

 

Good Life Tattoo Shop

919 El Cajon Blvd.

El Cajon, CA.

 

IG: @TheGoodLifeTattooshop

Email: goodlifetattooshop@gmail.com

 

Picture: Good Life Tattoo Shop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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