I have created this blog to share what I have learned about native Hawaiian design theory. I have spent the last 18 years studying Hawaiian and Polynesian tattoos as a way to connect to my family, ancestors, culture and universe.
I am sharing what I have learned on this journey through: books I have read, conversations with many experts of Hawaiian culture and experiences that I have had designing kakau for others.
There are many great tattoo artists in Hawaii and many theories and "rules" on Hawaiian tattoo designs. My voice and theory is one of many.