Last week, some super fabulous, super famous rugby players came out to support the Brisbane Launch of the Telesa book. It was great to have their vote of confidence for this fiery Pacific novel so of course, we should have one of them for our Tattoo Time Feature. Sometimes it's a little tricky to find… Continue reading Tattoo Time: Digby Ioane
Tattoo Time:Natasha Kai
We've had six Tattoo Time Tributes here on Sleepless in Samoa and today marks a historic first in the series - our first female feature! (Because we are an equal opportunity and non-sexist blogosphere.) We like to pay tribute to tattoos and the Polynesians who rock them because they play a huge part in my… Continue reading Tattoo Time:Natasha Kai
"Make it Hurt so Good"
I'm not very good with pain. It hurts. Duh. When I was a teenager I had one ear pierced. I told people that it was because everybody has two ears pierced and I'm just rebellious like that. When the truth was, I only got one ear done because it hurt and I didn't want to deal with pain on… Continue reading "Make it Hurt so Good"
Tattoo Time: A tribute to Tim Cahill’s Body Art
Tattoo Tribute Time again where we celebrate tattoos and the Polynesians who rock them, in anticipation of the TELESA book launch. I hope I don't need to remind you that this blog feature is about TATTOOS and nothing else.Today's feature is the first Samoan to achieve worldwide legendary status as...no, not a rugby player. No,… Continue reading Tattoo Time: A tribute to Tim Cahill’s Body Art
Tattoo Time: A Tribute to Jason Momoa and Body Art
It's Tattoo Time! Where we count down to the launch of TELESA by celebrating tattoos and the Polynesians who rock them. This week's feature is NOT Samoan. But, he is Hawaiian - which means he's a longlost Samoan cousin of someone somewhere because everyone knows that all Polynesians originated from the same homeland somewhere. (Drumroll… Continue reading Tattoo Time: A Tribute to Jason Momoa and Body Art
The Marks that do not Fade: TELESA Tattoos
Traditionally, in Samoa - both men and women can be tattoed. Malu is a word in the Samoan language for a female-specific tattoo of cultural significance. The malu covers the legs from just below the knee to the upper thighs, and is typically finer and delicate in design compared to the pe'a, the equivalent tattoo… Continue reading The Marks that do not Fade: TELESA Tattoos