Manulua

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Gender MALE
Location Hilo, HI, United States
Introduction Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Tongan tattoo artist with a passion for Pacific Island art. I enjoy tattooing, but I don't do it as a full time job or for employment. I've met many wonderful people through tattooing and have formed very close bonds with many people. I was born in Levuka, Fiji on the island of Ovalau and spent my childhood between Tonga and Fiji. My mother is of Tongan descent and my father, though raised in Fiji, is Tongan/Samoan/Welsh. All of my work and research is dedicated to my mother who inspired and continues to inspire my interest in Tongan and Oceanic art. This blog is ongoing and will be updated periodically. I am currently working with several individuals on developing a broad base knowledge of traditional and modern tatatau fakatonga (Tongan tattooing). Included are literary and film mediums. I welcome all feedback and comments as long as they are productive and lend to perpetuating the tradition and discussion. I do not answer or post hateful comments and ethnocentric views that are meant to degrade other cultures or traditions. Build your own blog and deal with your issues on your own site. Faka'apa'apa atu