Multiple yoga mats: check
Drives a Jetta, longs for a hybrid: check
Yes, I really have hit the Seattle trifecta now... just in time for my 36th birthday on the first day of summer!
|Here: Author Amanda Castleman takes one last glance at the Marquesas, one of the world's most |
remote archipelagos, where she got her first tattoo from Master Artist Felix Fii on Tahuata.
Above: Ax got her first tattoo in the Marquesas, where the art form revived after missionary
suppression. She displays it against the backdrop of the "Invisible Bay" of Vaipaee off Ua Huka.
The tattoo combines her two lifelong passions: the ocean and writing. The script (her own) reads
"scrivere," which means "to write" in Italian, honoring her family heritage and years spent living
in Rome. The symbol – Polynesian but common to many cultures – represents the sea and was
the super-ouchy part of the tat. Photo by David "Moko" Roth of Eldertreks.