keonen keonen

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Sulu'ape Keone Nunes  Pāuhi - traditional Hawaiian tattoo, in existence since 1990, kā ana ka uhi since 1996

Honored to be able to do the work, I take as much joy in seeing my students doing good work as if I was doing it myself. #pāuhi #ourworkspeaksforitself #traditionaltattoo #kākau #kakau #tatau #blackwork #leicaq

Honored to be able to do the work, concept by @pokikane work by myself #pāuhi #ourworkspeaksforitself #traditionaltattoo #kākau #kakau #tatau #blackwork #leicaq

Honored to be able to do the work, concept by myself and @pokikane, work by myself #pāuhi #traditionaltattoo #ourworkspeaksforitself #kākau #kakau #tatau #blackwork #leicaq

Honored to be able to do the work, finished a Ala niho, started a couple of months ago, concept by @pokikane, work by myself #pāuhi #traditionaltattoo #kakau #kākau #tatau #blackwork #ourworkspeaksforitself #leicaq

Honored to be able to do the work, concept by @pokikane with a little adjustments by myself, work by me. #pāuhi #ourworkspeaksforitself #kākau #traditionaltattoo #traditionaltattoo #kakau #tatau #leicaq

Honored to be able to do the work, concept by @kamehana_o_kala and myself, work by me #pāuhi #ourworkspeaksforitself #blackwork #kakau #kākau #tatau #traditionaltattoo #leicaq

Honored to be able to do the work, concept by @kamehana_o_kala and myself, work by me #pāuhi #ourworkspeaksforitself #blackwork #kakau #traditionaltattoo #tatau #kākau #leicaq

Honored to be able to do the work, concept by by @pokikane and myself, work by me #pāuhi #ourworkspeaksforitself #blackwork #kākau #Tatau #kakau #traditionaltattoo #leicaq

Unfortunately this short trip to Thailand is fast coming to an end. It gets harder and harder to leave every time I come here, Hawai’i will always be my home, but the Hawai’i that I grew up in is no longer, but it exists here of all places. If not for my kuleana back home I would be here..... #pāuhi #khokhlan #leicaq

When to Jomtien to eat at a seafood buffet, all you can eat for a little over $12.60. I know where the rest of Pāuhi would want to go next time they’re here. The last photo I thought was rather ironic as the whole place was filled with smoke from the individual grills. #pāuhi #Thailandfood #leicaq

Visited the Thailand Royal Palace, thoughts of what could have been and extreme respect for the way the Thai people cherish their monarchy, historic and religious site. Don’t disrespect any of these as you may get banished, banned or even thrown in jail for doing so, some tourist have been punished for standing on temple walls, wearing inappropriate clothes or taking inappropriate photos and can never enter the Kingdom again. No graffiti, vandalism on these sites. #pāuhi #nationofhawaii

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