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Date: 01 May 2008 10:53:42
Title: Graptolite - Gets Some Tattouage

17:32.38S 149:34.16W Pape'ete Yacht Harbour, Tahiti, Wednesday 30th April PM

There is something about this place, maybe it's the climate or maybe it's
the attractive people with few clothes and with flowers in their hair that
says some skin decoration might be a nice thing to have. My recent encounter
with Iren'aa near Moorea was certainly interesting.

There are a lot of people in the west, these days, sporting tattoo designs
that would look pretty dreadful on a tee-shirt, let alone something to show
at a job interview, but here the artwork is more of an ancient cultural
thing and is normally fairly pleasing to the eye.

This is leading up to me saying that one of us recently got some artwork to
take away. It is, of course, a very tasteful design and nicely done and,
although not small, quite discreet. Who has had the skin-decorators in? All
will be revealed in the fullness of time. It is definitely true that travel
broadens the mind.


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