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About our Polynesian Tattoos – Adventure 25

Civilization. Wow. It had been a long time since we had seen lettuce, ahem, I mean traffic. We pulled into Pape’ete after a short 18 hour sail from the isolation of the Tuamotus and it was like entering another world. A City! Traffic, Pollution, Carefour (thats french an amazing version of grocery shopping). Pape’ete was not the beautiful city I had imagined, but after over week of living there, the city in all its glory grew on us. It is a place we will remember fondly. From the roulettes (food trucks) with amazing Poisson Cru (raw fish), to the brewery, to the flower ladies and the fish market.  oh and the Dancing at the Heiva festival (no cameras allowed)!

OK, so picture all of those amazing things in your mind and then imagine them in the video because we apologize, we failed at videoing pretty much all of this. We were so busy running errands, procuring boat parts, installing washing machines, cleaning, getting tattoos and provisioning, that we forgot to capture all of the little parts of Pape’ete that we so loved. Not to worry this is still an awesome video and we are stoked to show you the parts we did capture. So please enjoy this adventure as you join us for boat chores and tattoos in Pape’ete, Tahiti, French Polynesia!

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James Wingert
October 3, 2017

Ben, that’s truly the best tattoo I have ever seen. That guy has a magic gift.


    October 4, 2017

    Yeah, I think we lucked out. We heard stories of other artists using stencils. Not this guy! Highly recommend him. Simeon Huuti.


Paul Spiers
October 1, 2017

Love your tattoos. I thought my little tattoo on my calf was painful, yours looks way more so, but worth it!


    October 4, 2017

    It was! But admittedly more painful the first day. Two day process in total. Four hours the first. Six on the second. What I was surprised at was at how messy it was the days after. Bed sheets were a mess of ink and blood. All healed now tho.


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