Set in a contemporary Hawaii only a few know, The Tattoo reveals a side of paradise not usually seen as it traces the life of a young man with a troubled past. Not far from the sunny beaches and crystal blue ocean, his world is one of mud shores and polluted waters, encompassing Hawaii’s underworld, with its hostess bars, strip bars and massage parlors. Told from inside the walls of Halawa Prison, this is the story of a man searching for truth. And, ultimately, for the answer to the most human of all questions: do we have the power to shape who we ultimately become?

Author: Chris McKinney