Guide by Cell

Enhance your experience of Tatau: Marks of Polynesia with the FREE audio cell phone tour (no cost except your cell phone minutes). Hang up and call back as often as you’d like before, during, and after your visit to hear commentary from exhibition curator Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura. The Tatau audio tour is accessible by phone from July 30, 2016 – January 8, 2017.

It’s easy to use:

  1. Dial 213.455.2924.
  2. Follow the prompts.
  3. Look for the cell phone logo on labels in the exhibition or use the prompt numbers below.
  4. Enter the prompt number followed by the # sign to access information.

Prompt 201: Introduction

Prompt 202: Portrait of Su‘a Sulu‘ape Aisea Toetu‘u

Prompt 203: Fire knife dancer, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Artist: Sulu‘ape Steve Looney.

Prompt 204: Tāupou at the Samoan Tourism Fales, Samoa

Prompt 205: Portrait of Su‘a Sulu‘ape Alaiva‘a Petelo

Prompt 206: Traditional tatau completed in three consecutive days by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Peter.

Prompt 207: Contemporary Polynesian fashioned in the shape of football pads by Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau.

Prompt 208: Retired professional rugby player in New Zealand. Tatau by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Paul Jr.

Prompt 209: Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi is at the forefront of a new generation of tattoo masters creating the Contemporary Polynesian style.

Prompt 210: Tau‘ili‘ili Watti Mika, who was tattoed in the 1990s almost entirely by hand by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Alaiva‘a Petelo. He is one of the first known recipients of a full body suit of Samoan tattoos.

Prompt 211: Photograph at the Sulu‘ape family house of the late Su‘a Sulu‘ape Paulo II.

Prompt 212: Chris Solomona, Samoa

Prompt 213: Ancestral remains at the Sulu‘ape family tomb.

Prompt 214: Dawn shoot at Makapu‘u, Hawai‘i. Artist: Sulu‘ape Steve Looney.

Prompt 215: Su‘a Sulu‘ape Aisea Toetu‘u with his carving mentor, master carver Tuione Pulotu.

Prompt 216: Portrait of Mike Fatutoa in Las Vegas, Nevada

Prompt 217: Artist: Iosefa Samatua

Prompt 218: Contemporary Polynesian bodysuit by Mike Fatutoa

Prompt 219: Artist: Iosefa Samatua

Prompt 220: Contemporary Polynesian bodysuit by Orly Locquiao

Prompt 221: Portrait of Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau

Prompt 222: Portrait of Su‘a Sulu‘ape Peter

Prompt 223: Chris Solomona, Samoa

Prompt 224: Papapapaitai Falls, Samoa

Prompt 225: The Sulu‘ape family tomb

Prompt 226: Waterfall, Samoa

Prompt 227: President of the Samoa Rugby League Tagaloalagi Asiata Faafouina Su'a and his wife Sharina Florence Su'a. Tatau and malu by Su'a Sulu'ape Paul Jr.

Prompt 228: Tattooed husband and wife in Savai‘i, Samoa. He is a hotel owner and entrepeneur. His tatau was done by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Alaiva‘a Petelo. She owns and operates a medical clinic. Her malu was done by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Peter.

Prompt 229: Artist: Su‘a Sulu‘ape Paulo II

Prompt 230: Portrait of Su‘a Sulu‘ape Alaiva‘a Petelo

Prompt 231: Helicopter pilot in American Samoa with Contemporary Polynesian tattoo by Sulu‘ape Steve Looney.

Prompt 232: Artist: Sulu‘ape Steve Looney

Prompt 233: Artist: Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau

Prompt 234: Artist: Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau

Prompt 235: Artist: Allek Gaoay

Prompt 236: Artist: Mike Fatutoa


Tattoo by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Alaiva‘a Petelo. Photo by John Agcaoili.


Tattoo by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Alaiva‘a Petelo. Photo by John Agcaoili.


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Tattoo by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Peter. Photo by John Agcaoili.