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!
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!!
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 email@example.com 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.