Sunday, November 11, 2012

My hook designs are inspired by the hooks used by early fishermen for their catches. They represent good luck.

Since the early missionary days these hooks were known to bring prosperity, good will, friendship and good fortune. They are significant part of Samoan legend and traditional art.

In my tattoo designs you will notice: centepede, turtle, shark and gecko shapes and many more.
These are original pieces of art, designed by me. Although many are similar in pattern, each piece is unique and created as original art by me in Apia, Samoa.
I work with materials found in Samoa, such as beef bone, teak and milo woods, drift wood, hibiscus and coconut fiber, natural paints, etc.
Many are recycled materials and all are eco-friendly and legal for exportation.