This black and grey portrait was done on a visiting tattoo artist named Alex who tattoos out of the Bay Area in California. Anthony Hunter had the honor of replicating a yearbook photograph of Frank (Alex’s Grandfather who had passed) onto Alex’s forearm. For the amount of dithering that occurred while manipulating the tiny photograph, the tattoo work is rather surprising and according to an individual that knew Frank in the flesh “he” was “captured” Hope you all enjoy
- Anthony Hunter, Victorian Tattoo Waikiki

This black and grey portrait was done on a visiting tattoo artist named Alex who tattoos out of the Bay Area in California. Anthony Hunter had the honor of replicating a yearbook photograph of Frank (Alex’s Grandfather who had passed) onto Alex’s forearm. For the amount of dithering that occurred while manipulating the tiny photograph, the tattoo work is rather surprising and according to an individual that knew Frank in the flesh “he” was “captured” Hope you all enjoy

- Anthony Hunter, Victorian Tattoo Waikiki

Installing wall text in our “Tattoo Honolulu” exhibition to encourage people to share their ink via our Tumblr blog. #tattoo #hawaii #ink (at Honolulu Museum of Art)

Installing wall text in our “Tattoo Honolulu” exhibition to encourage people to share their ink via our Tumblr blog. #tattoo #hawaii #ink (at Honolulu Museum of Art)

chickrawker:

Tattoo Hawaii at Honolulu Academy of Arts: this museum is one of my faves in the country and I have been here many times over my visits to Honolulu. On Friday night, the museum held their monthly Art After Dark party - Halloween themed and a super fun time. I did spend some time in the Tattoo Hawaii exhibit because, well, I like tattoos! The tattoo sheets at the top are Sailor Jerry - yes, he was a real person and seeing those tattoo sheets were cool. Also, there was a case of tattoo machines - pretty interesting. The last two photos are on the same person - Chris Jumalon and the work of tattoo artist Richie Lucero.

chickrawker:

Tattoo Hawaii at Honolulu Academy of Arts: this museum is one of my faves in the country and I have been here many times over my visits to Honolulu. On Friday night, the museum held their monthly Art After Dark party - Halloween themed and a super fun time. I did spend some time in the Tattoo Hawaii exhibit because, well, I like tattoos! The tattoo sheets at the top are Sailor Jerry - yes, he was a real person and seeing those tattoo sheets were cool. Also, there was a case of tattoo machines - pretty interesting. The last two photos are on the same person - Chris Jumalon and the work of tattoo artist Richie Lucero.

"Jerry Diver Pinup Fighting Swordfish" by Norman Kieth Collins, aka Sailor Jerry. Just some of the original flash on view in "Tattoo Honolulu." We want other people to share their work—whether on skin or paper. Upload your submission!

"Jerry Diver Pinup Fighting Swordfish" by Norman Kieth Collins, aka Sailor Jerry. Just some of the original flash on view in "Tattoo Honolulu." We want other people to share their work—whether on skin or paper. Upload your submission!

1982 tattoo by Kandi Everett at China Sea on Smith St. in Honolulu

My name is Robert Goerge. I got this tattoo in 1982 from Kandi Everett at China Sea on Smith St. in Honolulu.1982 china sea tattoo Honolulu

I have had the great honor to meet some of the best South Pacific tattooers on the planet!! 
The tattoo on my left foot was done by Joel Albanez on Oahu in about 2004 and the chest in 2007. Sua Suluape Toetuu, Aisea  did the ones on my lower legs in 2005 and 2006 (?) and the left knee in 2009. The right knee was done in Borneo by Ernesto Kalum in 2010.  All were done in the traditional tap method except Joel’s pieces.

I have had the great honor to meet some of the best South Pacific tattooers on the planet!! 

The tattoo on my left foot was done by Joel Albanez on Oahu in about 2004 and the chest in 2007. Sua Suluape Toetuu, Aisea  did the ones on my lower legs in 2005 and 2006 (?) and the left knee in 2009. The right knee was done in Borneo by Ernesto Kalum in 2010.  All were done in the traditional tap method except Joel’s pieces.