Continuing with the mini-reunion, of sorts, with my family in Hawai'i, back in April, let's visit with my nephew Ikaika. If seeing my nephew Keali'i for the first time in 18 years was a trip, then talking to Ikaika was an all-out exercise in time travel, it seemed.
Ikaika, to my memory, was a toddler, barely a kid. Or, at least that's how I last remembered him. Now, he is an adult, and he remembered who I was, much to my amazement.
He shared his work in progress, a traditional-style Hawaiian pattern tribal sleeve, here:
This sleeve represents about twelve hours of work, all done by George "Keoki" Davis at HippoGrafix.
Ikaika also shared this hannya mask on the back of his calf, courtesy of "Tattoo Mike" Higuchi at Dark Side Tattoo in Honolulu:
Thanks to my nephew Ikaika for sharing his ink with us here on Tattoosday!
Previously in the Tattoosday Goes to Hawai'i - All in the Family series:
Part 1, A Preface
Part 2, Keali'i's Sleeves