Mo’o is a Tatau Master, or te Tufunga ta Tatau Sulu’ape Pili Mo’o in the islands, a title that was given to him by chief Sua Sulu’ape A. Petelo, so needless to say when you get tatau by Mo’o you are getting tatau by the best. Mo’o also tattoos marquesian style by machine as well.
Some nice tatau was done, we even got to show Mo’o and Penina around Boston this time – some fresh seafood and desert in boston’s north end!!
Mo’o is off to the world once again, but he will return for more tatau. So if you missed out on it this time, he’ll be back at the shop next time he is in the states. if you’d like to get tatau or marquesian tattoo by Mo’o next time he’s in Boston drop us a line and we’ll get the process started!
What can we say about our time with Loco T….We laughed, we ate, we drank we shot slingshots and oh yeah there were tattoos involved too!! Boston if your looking for some insane tattoo work, i suggest you check out Loko’s portfolio, Loko is gone now….off to Cali, Maui, New Mexico, New Jersey, but he’ll be back in about a month, so don’t worry. you didn’t totally blow it and miss out on the awesomeness
We just returned from the 10th annual Amsterdam International Tattoo Convention, it was quite a trip. Got to Work alongside some of the best tattooers Europe has to offer and see how they do a tattoo convention on the other side of the pond. Rode the trains, trams, metros and buses…saw the van gogh museum, red light district, ate cheese saw a man light off fireworks from his butthole, saw windmills and visited some bars and coffee shops……if you thought las vegas was the city of sin…it aint got shit on Amsterdam!! A good trip and experience…i definately wasn’t in Boston anymore
H2ocean Pro TeamTattoo Artist Loco T will be Tattooing at the shop June 11th to the 18th. His Availability will be booking fast as he is only in Boston for a week and he is one of the Premier Tattooers in the tattoo game for his signature black and grey style! You can check out some of his work under the guest artist menu or by clicking here. Contact the shop to book a appointment
We had a nice visit with guest artistLeo Darlin’ Guajardo, he did some tattoos then off to nyc and hawaii…. Safe travels leo!! Carissa‘s been banging out tattoos – she recently did a Boston Strong Tattoo on Boston City Councilor Sal Lamatina – Sal was near the finish line at last years Boston Marathon when the Bombs exploded.
Carissa’s currently booking out a couple of weeks, so if you want to get in before she heads off to the Amsterdam Tattoo Convention on May 28th then get in here soon!!
We did our usual tampa routine – lunch at the “the Pub“, check into the hotel then off to the convention to get set up
The Convention was alot of fun – tattooing, music, food and suspension shows. Got tattooed by Bowery Stan Moskowitz – got to hang with him and Crazy Philadelpia Eddie….Heard some amazingly funny stories – would’ve loved to be a fly on the wall during their haydays!! 1st night of the Siesta Inn Tiki Bar after party was dj’d by the one and only DJ Longneck! We spent most of the nights after the convention hanging with friends Tony Olivas, Loko T, Phillip and Crew from Lucky Draw Tattoo. The stories from the tiki bar will be told for many years to come!!
We missed our flight on Sunday Night and because of the tornado warnings on Saturday we couldn’t get out until tuesday morning, so we drove out to Clearwater and got a room at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. We checked out the spa as well as the Tequila Sunrises and Rum Runners at their Tiki Bar…Yes!!
It’s been a crazy month or so around here. Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand Visited the shop in Boston for a week and a half. We were blessed to have her, the knowledge and history that’s in her head is absolutely mind blowing – Everything from Sailor Jerry, Ed Hardy, Mike Malone to the ancient history of tattooing. We got a private edition of the voodoo to vogue lecture that she had given at Columbia University
On Friday February 21st we’ll be having a Tattoo Nation Movie viewing at the shop hosted by one of the movies stars and guest artist for the week Shanghai Kate Hellenbrand. We will start at 7pm and there will be beverages and snacks served. After the movie Kate will give her lecture “from voodoo to vogue”.
Kate is a icon in the tattoo world – She’s been tattooing since 1972 and has worked alongside some of the most notable names in tattooing such as Sailor Jerry Collins, Ed Hardy and Jack Rudy. Wear a piece of history!! Appointments are booking up fast, contact the shop for more info or to get on the appointment list
Ever Dream of getting a traditional hand tapped Samoan tatau, but the trip to Samoa is just impossible. NOW is your chance…..from Nov 13th until Nov 20th, Samoan Matai and Tatau master Sulu’ape Pili Mo’o will be in Boston tattooing at Wave n’ Pave. He will be offering both traditional Samoan hand tapped tattoos, as well as Marquesean style made by machine. You DO NOT want to miss this amazing unique experience, not only for Boston or Massachusetts, but for the entire east coast!! This will book fast!! call or email the shop firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 418 5115
Pili Mo’o‘ was trained by the One” who will radically changed his life, the worldwide known Samoan Tatau Master, recognized as “The master of the Masters” “Sua Sulu’ape Paulo II” who took him under his wing almost 5 years. He taught him not only how to use the traditional tools, but how to build them, and the Philosophy of what he used to call “His Way of Life”. He gave to Mo’o the deepest Spirit of this philosophy until his tragic end in 1999. Transforming Mo’o as his “last pupil” , making him the keeper of the tools and philosophy, he asked him to continue the way he opened. Mo’o was accepting endless invitations to tattoo conventions and keeping alive this ancestral art, honoring his mission to move it all over the world still keeping in mind his “father’s” request to change his name from Mo’o to “Pili Mo’o” : the “Samoan Lizard”…
Pili Mo’o will not fail with the promises made to his “Father” and will not stop traveling. Having attended more than 300 tattoo conventions, disclosing the art of Tatau, delighting the public of 5 continents with this art, and giving seminars, he received other prestigious awards, defending with fervor and faith, the Spirit of his “Father’s Way of Life”, which now became his own, and his mission, Pili Mo’o was called to Samoa in 2001 by Sua Sulu’ape A. Petelo, now chief of the Sulu’ape Family to proudly receive the title of : “te Tufunga ta Tatau Sulu’ape Pili Mo’o”. Also being accepted and recognized as a Samoan Matai and Tatau master.