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and Piercing Studio
A portrait of Wi Te Manewha, a chieftain of the Ngati-Raukawa of Otaki, Wellington province, by Gottfried Lindauer (1882?). Maungatautari d...istrict, Waikato, and emigrated with most of his people around 1834 to Otaki to join Te Rauparaha, who had captured much of the western shore of Wellington.
During their lifetimes Lindauer and Sir Walter Buller took an impression (2x) of Wi Te Manewha's deep engraved face, with a perfectly engraved mocca with deep incised line to the eyeball. Buller and Lindauer exhibited and kept the mask. An image of Te Manewha's life mask is published on the front page of James Cowan's book'Pictures of Old New Zealand' (1930).
In 1893, a full-size Te Manewha was exhibited at the New Zealand Court Exhibition at the Imperial Institute in London.
Tattoos Art - Doralba Picerno
The Tattoo Art shows different kinds of subjects, from prominent profiles to complex point works. All of them demonstrate the artist's abilities and technique and the wide variety of designs available to tattooists. With an expansive art galleries organized in fanciful segments with celebrated faces, fantasies, natural beauty, loving subjects (such as pin-ups and romance symbols), cartoons and humor istic moments, individual stories and imagery, merging or blending subjects and breathtaking samples of work.
She has a passion for the tattoo artist community that gives her a deep insight into tattooing. The Tattoo is a continuation of their popular tattoos: Old traditions, secret symbols and modern trends in which she researched the story of tattooing and presented the work of the world's foremost tattoo artists.
Fascination for tattoos. My many journeys as a chef (New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Australia, Fiji, Valais...) enabled me to explore all these different cultural backgrounds. It was in 2004 that I chose to establish myself as a tattooist in Paris and went through the door of the Paris tattooists (who did not have the best welcome for me).
After this poor and persistent life, I chose to tattoo at home. I was approached by one of the largest Abraxas boutiques in Paris in 2005 (3 on Paris and 1 on the Isle of Reunion). I opened my first Paris regional studios in 2006.
Since then I dedicated all my years to my arts (Polynesian tattoo) and the development of my levels and techniques. During 2010 I resolved to open a second showroom, this year in Biarritz (Basque Country), while I kept the store in Paris, which made me work in every two weeks in every one!
In September 2011 I will eventually shut down both lounges to set up with my and my extended household on Easter Isle ("my wife's home island"), where I still tattoo. It is different from my home isle ( "Valais"), but there is still a long standing traditional one. I' m not a craftsman, I' m an artiste.
I' m not tattooing for a second. To me, each item is one-of-a-kind and must first be constructed between the performer and the individual.