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My new Tiki tattoo - by Hoffa
tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
Posts: 1001
From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2006-12-20 8:58 pm   Permalink

Ok, I should've posted this by now but I'm a pretty busy lady. The artist is Hoffa, the inspiration and homage is to Eli Hedley - responsible for carving the amazing Moai outside the Aku Aku in Las Vegas as well as the interior. And of course, the Original Beachcomber. I know this is my own, but still, one of the most amazing tatt's I've ever seen!!!



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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1286
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2006-12-21 05:04 am   Permalink

Very nice. Can't beat the moai tats.

 
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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
Posts: 590
From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2006-12-21 05:30 am   Permalink

Now that's a heck of a tattoo. Great colors and well done. How long did that take?
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5057
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2006-12-21 06:22 am   Permalink

Hoffa is the man. Period.

 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3664
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-12-21 06:28 am   Permalink

I don't like it, take it off. Just kidding, its nicely done. Just look at those spear tips, looks perfect. Subject matter awesome, placement great and the fade in and out perfect blend. Colors nice and bright too.
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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
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From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2006-12-21 06:47 am   Permalink

Yep - Hoffa is the man. This took almost 11 hours. 2 sessions and just before Hukilau 2006. I'm mighty proud of it. I have at least one person daily that comes up to me and comments on it - and also questions if it's real!
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-12-21 07:07 am   Permalink

Hoffa does indeed have chops. He's a cool kat to boot.

 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3736
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2006-12-21 07:41 am   Permalink

Dig that tattoo kiliki. Very nice.

 
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2006-12-21 09:29 am   Permalink

very nice, I like it

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-12-21 3:22 pm   Permalink

sweeetikitattoo

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-12-21 8:43 pm   Permalink

WOW, Super color and design. Hoffa Rocks.

 
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stuckonuke
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Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 9
From: Santa Cruz
Posted: 2006-12-22 10:02 am   Permalink

That's a big one!
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5772
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-01-04 12:08 am   Permalink

The artwork is incredible....I agree that the fade in and out and colors are wondeful. You look maaaawvulus!!!!
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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
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From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2007-01-04 05:31 am   Permalink

I love it too!! I was in Home Depot just after I got it and I noticed a couple had stopped after check out and was staring at me and sort of waiting for something. I finished checking out myself and began to leave when they stopped me - they were on the phone talking to someone telling them about this tattoo - and they wanted to know if it was real. After informing them of how many hours of pain I went through I assured them it was real. As I was leaving I could hear them talking to this unknown person on the phone saying "Yes, it's real!!"

See Hoffa, you're a genius! hee hee
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Kahu
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Joined: Jan 03, 2007
Posts: 267
Posted: 2007-01-18 7:08 pm   Permalink

Now that is a wonderfully amazing tattoo! How do you get in touch with the artist?

 
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