|What happens when a classical Italian sensibility – embracing the Old World traditions of Michelangelo and the Renaissance – meets Hawai’I’s island culture. In the breathtaking collaborative art of twin brothers Marcello and Alessio Bugagiar, the result is not culture-clash, but glorious synthesis.
|Mid-Pacific Tattoo started with the flagship location, the yellow plantation house which can be found at 196 Lahainaluna Road, near Front Street in Lahaina. With a couple of years at this successful tattoo studio, we decided to branch out and have a location on Maui’s south shore in Kihei, which is very close to Wailea and Makena. From there more opportunity arose and now we have a total of four top rated tattoo shops, three of which are in Lahaina, West Maui and just a few minutes drive from Kaanapali, Napili, Kapalua and Kahana.
With fifteen professional tattoo artists throughout our four tattoo shops, there really is something for everyone. We offer all tattoo styles including American traditional, neotraditional, Polynesian, tribal, realism, geometric, dotwork, color and black and gray tattoo, and many more. We take pride in our work and are proud to have been voted “Best of Maui” by Maui Island Guide & Driving Magazine for many years in a row and “Best Tattoo Shop on Maui” by MauiTime.
Our story begins with a dream to live on the beautiful island of Maui and completely envelop the Hawaiian and Polynesian culture through the tradition of tattoo. Tommy, who is the owner and long time tattooer with twenty plus years in the business, moved to Maui in 2006. After meeting his wife Lisa and getting married on Maui they decided to move off island. That didn’t last long! After their two children were born, they realized Maui was where they were meant to be. So in 2010, with a toddler and a baby in tow, they made the move and have never looked back.
Make your vacation memories last a lifetime with a new tattoo. We promise, it will be your your favorite Maui permanent souvenir!
Cynthia Conrad is a painter of vintage Hawaiiana in the realistic tradition. Her preferred mediums are watercolor, acrylics and oil paints. Still life paintings of Hawaiian lamps, statues, aloha shirts and kitsch are her favorites, but the exotic fruits, flowers and foliage of Hawaii also interest her as subject matter.
| Maui goldsmith and master jewelry designer, David L. Welty, is an international award-winning artist in precious metals. After receiving his Master's Degree in Design from the University of Minnesota, David taught jewelry design and has been a practicing goldsmith since 1976.
His made-on-Maui creations have a distinctive style and a classic look and are enjoyed by jewelry patrons around the world. David's commitment to quality and enduring designs makes his timeless creations a pleasure to wear.
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VIRTUAL POWER PLANTS BECOMING REALITY
By Jeff Stark
One of the core values and aspirations of the global campaign toward renewable energy is moving closer to reality. The technology is known as "virtual power plants" (VPP). It aims to capitalize on the success of the concept of "distributed generation." The idea is that relatively small-scale electric grids, including residential solar photovoltaic, wind and other renewable energy installations can be networked. The process is similar to computer networks, which unite virtually any number of participants in a network available to all. The VPP collects, conditions, produces and markets renewable energy generated as a replacement power source to power plants that burn carbon-based fuels to generate energy. And, unlike power producers ... ... MORE ...
Mauians are serious about protecting the beauty and natural environment of our island home.
A big part of our strategy involves embracing and implementing a "Zero Waste" philosophy.
To find out how to help protect one of the planet's most special places when you visit Maui