Joe Patty-Sabandar from the Patasiwa Allane clan
Master of the ancient spiritual skin work from the islands of Molo’uku (Melanesia/south west Pacific) called “Pa’atei”.
Joe Patty-Sabandar is one of the last practitioners left in the world of this ancient warrior culture, and an old apprentice of the Tuhaka whanau from Ngati Porou, Aotearoa.
Next to traditional and spiritual skin work from his islands he also makes contemporary pacific fusion art/tattoos. He will not do traditional work from other parts of the pacific so as to not break any cultural and spiritual protocols from those islands out of respect. He works with traditional hand tools called “Likata Hoha laha likata Tatu” made from native wood and also electric machines.
He is now taking bookings at Manifacto Amsterdam, contact us here, email us firstname.lastname@example.org or even better: come by the shop and meet the man in person!