|Leaving Baie d'Hakahau (photo courtesy of Kyanos).|
Heidi told me that all I had to do was go down to the second food truck and ask for the tattoo guy…that simple. So after our beers, Richard and I walked down to the second food truck and I inquired about the tattoo guy in my less than perfect French. “Excusez moi, mais une amie me dit que le frère du son agent ici faire le tatouage and je cherche pour lui. Lui connaissez-vous?” It might not have been correct, but the next thing I know the woman in the food truck is on her cell and asks me, in French, what time I’d like my tattoo tomorrow? “A dix heure a la matin?” “Ca va bien!” And it was done!
I told Ben about my discovery and he indicated that he would come along for moral support. Richard was at best “neutral” about the idea of me getting more ink so having Ben along made the experience at least a bit more exciting. The next morning, Richard took Ben and me to the small pier, I stopped at the bank and then Ben and I headed to the food truck where we were picked up by Francois who drove us out to his house. Now, this might not mean much to most of you, but this Francois is the grandson of Daniel of Daniel’s Bay in Nuku Hiva. And Daniel’s Bay was the set location for the very first “Survivor” season. And we will be anchoring in Daniel’s Bay in a few days so the “full circle “ of getting a traditional tattoo in the Marquesas really hit home for me.
|Let the tatting begin!|
And here it is…I hope you like it as much as I do because I LOVE IT!
|Excuse the mess in the background and focus your attention on the tattoo.|
Per the artist: PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS DESIGN...thanks.