26 2016 BEST OF THE WEST | WEST HAWAII TODAY To all of our Loyal Customers, THANK YOU! Paci c Waste, Inc. “KEEPING HAWAII BEAUTIFUL” 74-5610 Alapa St. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Phone: (808) 326-4911 | Fax: (808) 329-7331 www.Paci cWasteInc.com WISTERIA LANE FLOORING | BEST FLOOR COVERINGS Thank you for voting us No. 1 Again!!! Come and see Kathy and Amy for your flooring needs! KA’EO HAWAII | BEST TATTOO SHOP Che Pilago started learning Polynesian art meanings and history at an early age. Working alongside his father, brother, uncles and cousins in various cultural practices, he learned the importance of perpetuating Polynesian heritage in his own way. Che was always into art from an early age, learning Polynesian designs from his father and uncles through tattooing and carving. Working alongside of them through the years helped him understand design meanings and the stories they tell. “It’s a lifelong commitment of learning various designs and tattoo techniques.” and “it’s a fun passion that I’m lucky to call my job,” as he says it. Having tattooed various clients near and far, his distinct contemporary Polynesian designs and style is recognizable around the world. Che has won and been recognized in various art and tattoo contests which he says, “it’s nice to be recognized while perpetuation my culture in my own way.” Che works in his Ka’eo Hawaii studio in Kona alongside close family friend and very talented Nickel Ferner. She’s a very humble and motivated tattoo artist oering various styles of tattoo whereas Che likes to focus more on contemporary Polynesian styles. Together they make the perfect team, encouraging each other to always learn and improve themselves while oering various styles to suit clients’ personal tastes. Ka’eo Hawaii oers Che’s original limited print apparel and art along with an ever changing art display of local talented artist from the community. They are a definite must visit for world class hospitality along with their original tattoos, art, and apparel.
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