Keone Nunes

Native Hawaiian honored with Community Spirit Award during wearable fashion show in Hawaii

Native Hawaiian honored with Community Spirit Award during wearable fashion show in Hawaii

Keone Nunes (Native Hawaiian) prefers not to be in the spotlight, so the traditional tattoo artist said it was a little unnerving to be the center of attention at the recent MAMo Wearable Art Fashion Show in Honolulu.

Traditional Polynesian tattoo artist is 2015 Community Spirit Award honoree

Traditional Polynesian tattoo artist is 2015 Community Spirit Award honoree

When Keone Nunes (Native Hawaiian) wanted to get a traditional Polynesian tattoo, but couldn't find a tattoo artist in his native Hawaii that didn't use machines, he decided to take things in to his own hands.