Visual Arts, Carving, Tattoo Apprentice
Tattoo Style Focus: Ta Moko Apprentice
Tauranga based artist, Joseph Houia, has been honing his skills in Ta Moko under the guidance of established Ta Moko artist Julie Paama-Pengelly for 3 months but his love and talent for art has been lifelong.
Artists such as Julie, Mark Kopua, Turumakina Duley, Cy Mcleod, Te Haunui Tuna and Mr G have been instrumental in his artistic influence.
Te Whanau a Apanui at his core, he loves to tell the stories of his ancestors, those who made the journey to Aotearoa from Hawaiki and atua maori.