TAUPOU TATAU TATTOO STUDIO & KILLA KUTZ ...
Taupou Tatau Tattoo Studio & Killa Kutz Barbershop Promo Video
We are not just a Tattoo/Barbershop/Graphic Studio. ・・・ We are a VILLAGE! We are a COMMUNITY! We are a PEOPLE! Separated yet more connect, by oceans and sea. Our body marked with traditional patterns to pay homage to the ones that came before us. We are a family! Konnected by Kulture! TAUPOU TATAU!!! ・・・ Producer: Tuigamala Andy @taupoutatau_andy Videographer: Joshua Faleatua @nahyoufale ・・・ @taupoutatautattoostudio @killakutzbarbershop @primegrafx
Tatau: Marks of Polynesia - Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi
Tatau: Marks of Polynesia explores the beauty of Samoan tattoos as well as the key role they play in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. Through photographs taken in the studio and on location in Samoa and elsewhere, Tatau showcases the work of traditional Samoan tattoo masters alongside that of younger practitioners working within and influenced by the tradition today. Through exhibitions like Tatau, JANM continues its work of promoting understanding of diverse cultures. Tatau is curated by Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura, the master tattoo artist and author who previously curated the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, which originated at JANM in 2014 and is currently traveling. Kitamura is collaborating with John Agcaoili, photographer; Sulu‘ape Steve Looney and Danielle Steffany-Looney of Pacific Soul Tattoo in Hawai‘i; Sean Mallon, author and Senior Curator of Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; and Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau of A-Town Tattoo. Tatau will be accompanied by a full-color catalog.
Freestyle Samoan tatau (tattoo) meanings and stories
Samoan tatau (tattoo) artists Sulu’ape Steve Looney and Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi demonstrate their freestyle skills on our Curator Pacific Cultures, Sean Mallon. Find out more about Pacific tattooing https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/tattooing Te Papa website - https://www.tepapa.govt.nz Te Papa collections - http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TePapa Twitter - https://twitter.com/te_papa Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/te_papa/ Pinterest - https://pinterest.com/tepapa/
Tatau: Marks of Polynesia Film Screening Q&A
On October 29, 2016, JANM screened a documentary film produced in conjunction with "Tatau: Marks of Polynesia." This video is of the post-screening Q&A with director John Agcaoili, exhibition curator Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura, and tattoo artists Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi, Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau, and Sulu‘ape Steve Looney. Presented in conjunction with the "Tatau: Marks of Polynesia" exhibition, on view through January 8, 2013. For more info: http://janm.org/tatau Japanese American National Museum 100 N. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 http://janm.org
Samoan tattoo (tatau) history and tools
Samoan tattoo (tatau) artists Sulu’ape Steve Looney and Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi talk about the history of Samoan tattooing –where the art came from, what it means, and traditional vs modern methods. Find out more about Pacific tattooing https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/tattooing Te Papa website - https://www.tepapa.govt.nz Te Papa collections - http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TePapa Twitter - https://twitter.com/te_papa Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/te_papa/ Pinterest - https://pinterest.com/tepapa/
Taupou Tatau Exhibition - Sui faiga ae tumau fa'avae
This video was created as an example of the style of tattooing, done by the artists at Taupou Tatau, which is being played at an exhibition running at City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand. The exhibition is titled 'Sui faiga ae tumau fa'avae' (No matter what changes we make today, the traditions of our ancestors stay the same! Past to Present!). The exhibition runs from Aug 10 - Oct 7 2012 featuring Su'a Paul Suluape from Aug 27 - Sept 7 2012. Su'a Paul Suluape will be completing a Pe'a and Malu with the traditional Samoan 'Au (tattooing tools) contributing to the 'Past' section of the show, displaying where the origin of contemporary Samoan tatau patterns of today derived. TAUPOU TATAU tattooists, Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi, Ismael Jaco 'J' Augustine Schmidt and Bryan 'Juse1' Visala, breaking new grounds tattooing out of an Art Gallery. They will be showing the 'Present' section, the progress of Samoan tatau from the traditional style to today's contemporary form. Taupou Tatau audio track playing is produced by DjSMV from H-Town, NZ! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Video created by Tala Suailua. © 2012. Taupou Tatau Ltd. All rights reserved.