Wednesday, November 28, 2012

30 paintings in 30 days, American Samoa, Day 28

When I first started painting at the library Mary (who is on the staff) asked if I'd like to look through her pictures. I chose this one because traditional Samoan tattoo is an elaborate process, which attracts only the bravest souls. Two people pull the skin tight and the tattoo artist taps the ink into the skin with a sharp instrument and mallet. This picture was taken by Mary's sister at Tisa's Tattoo Festival, a yearly event in October in American Samoa.

Thanks Mary for all of our conversations and for cracking me up. I love your style, you truly are a work of art inside and out. 


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