Keone Nunes: Growing up in Wai’anae, Hawaii, Nunes now lives and tattoos in West O’ahu. There are no books filled with tattoo designs in Nunes’ tattoo room, just as there is no tattoo studio where he does his work. He has no website, no contract to have his own reality TV tattoo show. He knows 175 various motifs in the Hawaiian tattooing tradition, which are mostly based in the genealogy.
POLYNESIAN TATTOO: Honolulu Museum of Art 900 South Beretania Street Honolulu, HI 96814 The museum is in the unique position to draw upon its world-class collection to place contemporary tattooing within an art historical context. By linking the past—through works such as 19th-century prints by Jacques Arago depicting tattooed Hawaiians—with the present, the museum hopes to expand cultural awareness not only about the art of the tattoo, but also the rich cultural traditions it is based…
More Trees You Should Never Plant in Your Yard: Gingko (Gingko biloba)
Trees for Home: Don’t Plant These | Trees to Avoid. Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) AKA: silk tree (sometimes confused with Acacia baileyana). Native to Japan, the deciduous mimosa has lacy leaves and delicate, fluffy pink flowers that bloom in summer. Grows to 40 feet tall; prefers high summer heat; in the fall, it drops lots of flowers, leaves, and seed pods. Mimosa has to be the most invasive tree; it seeds itself all over lawns, flower beds, and gutters.