Black and white Hei Tiki playing a red ukelele. A New Zealand / Aotearoa design. Hei Tiki, often know as Tiki. I designed this Tiki based on the traditional style that all Kiwi’s know and love and added in the Uke for a bit of fun. A reminder of home for a Kiwi on their O.E, a Ukelele player, for anyone really.
Tags: kiwi, black and white, musician, pink guitar, maori culture
After the events in Charlottesville, I felt the need to counter program the image of the tiki torch associated with hate and violence. The tiki torch is a symbol of fun gatherings of good friends in the spirit of aloha. Mahalo mucho to artist Robert Jimenez for bringing my vision to life. Proceeds of any items sold will benefit the Stop Hate Project (8449nohate.org), working for over 50 years to connect organizations fighting hate incidents with legal resources. Help spread the spirit of aloha. #lovetorcheshate
Tags: tiki, tiki-culture, heart
This print design is inspired by my Native Hawaiian roots. Tattooing is something that many Polynesian cultures partake in though the designs and locations vary from culture to culture. No matter what Polynesian islands you come from, be proud of your culture.
Tags: art, ink, tribal-tattoo, tribal-design, tribal