I was given an apprenticeship at the first custom Polynesian tattoo shop in Honolulu—New Tribal Tattoo. My mentors were Sua Suluape Aisea, Po’oino Yrondi, Mike Ledger and Orly Locquiao. I am most inspired and driven by music. The Soul Signature family has assisted in reshaping the standards of tattoo artistry in Hawaii. I am proud to have contributed and participated in its growth and influence through style and study. Soul Signature has had its hands in the revival of the Filipino tattoo heritage and many other cultures that has found its reunion with their own roots. Soul Signature has a significant impact on the neo tribal movement that is now flourishing.
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