Hawaii's first Traditional Tattoo Festival celebrates the ritualistic and ceremonial practice of traditional tattooing from Pacific and Arctic cultures.

INTERNATIONAL

MASTER ARTISTS AND

FILMMAKERS

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8

11

Scheduled Lectures and Panel Discussions

Day

Festival

Guest

Speakers

Documentary Films

FESTIVAL EVENTS

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FULL SYMPOSIUM

Our 4-day festival brings together traditional tattoo experts with tattoo enthusiasts, cultural activists and other traditional and contemporary artists. Our intimate and dynamic symposium experience includes live demonstrations, performances, films, facilitated conversations, and fireside ‘awa ritual. Symposium registration, meals and overnight accommodations are available. Sign up now to ensure your participation!

 

SPONSORS

Support provided by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program and a grant from the Hawai'i Council for Humanities.

VENUES

The Traditional Tattoo Festival is hosted by the following businesses and non-profits:

Kohala Institute, Blue Dragon Tavern & Cosmic Musiquarium, and Kohala Village HUB.

Venue

The Kohala Institute

53–580 ‘Iole Road
KAapa’au, HI 96755

 

info@kohalainstitute.org

808-889-5151

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CONTACT

Directions from Kona Airport:

BLUE DRAGON TAVERN

61-3616 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743

• From airport turn left on HI 19 (26.1 mi)

• Turn left on HI 270 (1.4 mi)

• Destination will be on your right

KOHALA VILLAGE HUB & INN

55-514 Hawi Rd, Hawi, HI 96719

• From airport turn left on HI 19 (26.1 mi)

• Turn left on HI 270 and in 1.5 mi turn right to stay on HI 270 (17.7 mi)

• Turn right on Hawi Road and your destination will be on your right.

GRACE CENTER, KOHALA INSTITUTE
53-580 Iole Rd, Kapaau, HI 96755

• From airport turn left on HI 19 (26.1 mi)

• Turn left on HI 270 and in 1.5 mi turn right to stay on HI 270 (20.6 mi)

• Turn right onto 'Iole Rd and about .7 mi you will arrive at your destination

© 2019 Traditional Tattoo Festival and Kohala Institute