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Tisa's Tattoo Fest 2019

Candyman, Tisa and Aumua Amata with Tattoo Fest participants

Over the weekend, Oct 25- 27, the 15th Annual Tisa’s Tattoo Festival happened, with three days of a celebration under the theme: “SAVE the Traditional Arts of American Samoa”.  It focused not only on the traditional forms of Samoan tattooing, but on stone tool making, siapo making, as well as on all things local and sustainable in the arts and agriculture in partnership with the Alega Preservation Institute’s “Food Security 4 U” initiative. Read more in tomorrow’s issue. [courtesy photo]