Luke and I went for a drive and stopped at a beachside shack, teetering on the side of a cliff. We walked into an international tattoo festival with many people getting inked from artists from all over the South Pacific. Wilson, a guy I met a few weeks ago who built a traditional wooden sailing canoe, also happens to be one of the few remaining traditional method tattoo artists. He uses hand crafted needles from bones, shells, and rocks. It’s an authentic way to get a tattoo. If I were to get one, this is how I’d have it done. (I’m still ink free after almost 47 years, but considering one.) We also met Ms. American Samoa who was there to promote tourism between the islands. Luke loved it!
Handcrafted inking implements
Miss American Samoa 2017
Samoan Bananas growing in the shack
Cool pig tusk necklace
Luke is in love!
Glass float that washed up on the beach
And she can dance!
Awesome flowers everywhere
Coco pods, before opening and roasting