Tattoo for strength in times of trouble
Markus, tattooed by Schmerzfabrik, Austria: “I see in my tattoo my life internal force. There are times in life when everything runs all straight... and there are other times when you hit a corner or an edge... then one needs rest and internal strength”. Read on.
Hawaiian tattoo revival pionneer Mike Malone died
Mike “Rollo” Malone, one of the Hawaiian tattoo revival pionneer, back in the late 70s, passed away on April 17, 2007.
He had started specializing in traditional Hawaiian patterns in 1978. He was the first tattooer to offer this style among Hawaiian tattooers. Mike Malone had a shop in Honolulu's Chinatown, named China Sea Tattoo Company until 2001
From Malone’s customer Ray Watimar: “I just
found out the other day when I was surfing the web. I got my first tattoo (1995) from Mike Malone at his China Sea Tattoo shop in Honolulu. A one inch Hawaiian arm band on my left arm that I still wear proudly. In fact, Mike Malone helped popularized many of the Polynesian style tattoos that local folks sport in Hawaii today...”
Tom, USA: Protection of my family
Tom, tattooed by Odyssey Tattoo, Kailua, Hawaii: “I had wanted a Polynesian style
tattoo for quite awhile. I used to live in Hawaii and was recently able to go back for vacation. I met with Megan at Odyssey and explained what I was looking for. She was great and designed something that hit the nail on the head. The entire theme of the tattoo is family”. Read on.