Tahiti welcomed us with great love and hospitality. Maruru to all of you for taking care of us and making us a part of your family. Polynesia Tattoo Convention was an adventurous tattoo convention where we got to meet great people and experience a rich culture where the people still live the Polynesian way of life.
We connected ties with our brothers and sisters throughout the Polynesian Islands, sharing cultures and teachings so that the legacies of what we are working hard for today can live on and taught to the younger generations. Maruru!!!
Suluape Aisea along with Rodney Powell of Big Island, travelled to Apia Samoa to attend the birthday of a great and generous man, their teacher Mr. Sua Suluape Petelo. They arrived the morning of his birthday celebration and both Suluape Aisea and Rodney mentioned of how it was a great blessing to be a part of a memorable event. Sua Suluape Petelo has been the greatest mentor for both Suluape Aisea And Rodney, helping them with the Revival of the Tongan Ta'Vaka. A beautiful event that gathered many families and friends together, also practicing the richness of its culture and traditions. It was amazingly beautiful and such a memorable trip.
The people in Samoa live simple and appreciate every thing you give or do for them no matter how big or small it may be. The people welcomed us with open arms and shared unconditional love like we were one of their children. We would like to thank our Suluape Family for everything you all have done. Words cannot express how deeply blessed and grateful we are for making our visit one a memorable one. Ofa atu :)
Pow! Wow! Hawaii features the work of many remarkable and world renown graffiti artists from all over the world. Congratulations to three of our artists Joel Albanez, Eukarezt and Lucky Olelo for being a part of this wonderful event. Please check out the official Pow! Wow! Hawaii website at http://powwowhawaii.com/about-pow-wow-hawaii/. Make sure to mark your calendar for next years Pow! Wow! Event.