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TISA'S TATTOO FEST

A collection of stone tools
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While featuring demonstrations of the traditional Tatau, this year Tisa’s Tattoo Fest is highlighting another very precious lost art of Samoans from before contact-times. The three day event, Oct. 25- 27, will showcase a demonstration of stone tool carvings, from the...
Dear Editor, Three days ago, Public Health announced the closure of local tattoo shops, due to an isolated infection issue. This move is making it impossible for local tattoo artists to provide the public with tattoos at Tisa’s Tattoo Fest, since it is too late to get health certifications for...
Master Tufuga Su’a Wilson Fitiao, seen in this Samoa News file photo with his wife, artist Reggie Meredith Fitiao
Alega, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 15th Annual Tisa’s Tattoo Fest — Oct. 25- 27 — is just around the corner. The theme this year is: “SAVE the Traditional Arts of American Samoa”. And it will focus on traditional tatau, stone tool making, siapo art, and all things local and sustainable in the arts and...