Company: Mana’o Tattoo Los Angeles, LLC
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Manu Farrarons, Owner at Mana’o Tattoo Los Angeles, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Polynesian-style tattooing.
Involved in tattooing from a young age, Mr. Farrarons trained and learned from his father and started working professionally in 1991. Today, he is the owner of Mana’o Tattoo Los Angeles since 2018, previously working as a tattoo artist at Jordi’s Tattoo Shop Tahiti from 1991 to 2003, Zulu Tattoo Los Angeles in 2016, Royal Heritage Tattoo from 2016 to 2017 and Mana’o Tattoo Studio Tahiti from 2003 to 2015, which he also owned. His studio is open seven days a week, but he does not work every day because he works with other artists. Additionally, he has many guest artists that come to his studio in Los Angeles. Prior to the start of his artistic career, he taught at Education Nationale in Tahiti, French Polynesia, from 1986 to 2003, as well as continued to tattoo in his spare time. In preparation for his professional life, Mr. Farrarons pursued a formal education at École Normale Mixte de Polynésie Française, where he attained a Bachelor of Science in geography and history in 1989.
Mr. Farrarons believes that his specialization of Polynesian symbols and traditional tattoos is what has brought him his success. He has created many styles that are used by thousands of tattoo artists around the world to this day. Mr. Farrarons was also chosen as a cultural ambassador for Tahitian Airlines, based on his career and knowledge of the Polynesian culture. He would like to share his knowledge with young tattoo artists all around America. He would also like to open other tattoo shops on the east coast in places like Miami and New York.
A recipient of numerous accolades throughout his career, Mr. Farrarons was the winner of the Best of the Day at the Tattoonesia Festival in Moorea, French Polynesia, in 2005 and was awarded the Best Tribal Artist Award at Ink & Iron in Long Beach, California, in 2008, 2011 and 2015. In 2010, he won second best at the Polynesian Sydney Tattoo Expo in both the male and female categories and, in 2013, he won first place for Best Tattoo Artist in the open category at the Polynesia Tatau Festival. The president of the jury for the Polynesia Tatau Convention in 2014, he was featured in France Télévision’s TV documentary, “Tatau, la culture d’un art,” that same year. Likewise, in 2016, Mr. Farrarons was named Best Tribal Artist at Art Gathering LA in Long Beach and won Best of the Day at the New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival in Taranaki in 2016.
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