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Tattoo Traveller

The Five Passes tramp began with a farewell at Auckland Airport. Son Sam (24) was returning to Sydney and taking back with him a pretty stunning tattoo. Here Ross and I have persuaded him to lift his shirt in the international terminal and we are pointing out where we live - me from Auckland and Ross from Leigh. Before the tattoo was done, Sam asked me to come along with him to the Dermagraphic Studio in Ponsonby for the initial consultation. I felt honoured to be included in such a personal decision. Later, I dropped back to see the work in progress and to meet the young tattoo artist. Sam said it didn't hurt too much at the time, and afterwards it was like having a bad case of sunburn.
Tramping - The Five Passes

January 27th 2010
Feral Mike and The Beast of Burden are Back Gentle Readers, by the time you read this the solo bike ride will be about to resume. I fly from Auckland to Wellington tomorrow (Friday, 29 January 2010) to unshackle the Beast and free him from the dungeon where he has lain for the past few weeks. Together we take a ferry to Picton and the adventure resumes. In the meantime, here's a l ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » National Parks » Mt Aspiring National Park

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
18th December 2010

How much did that tattoo cost you? Ived always wanted that exact tattoo!

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