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Rise of Two Johns

Hawaiian hopes fall to the shoulders of John John Florence

Originally Published: December 20, 2012
By Jon Coen | ESPN.com

There are a lot of tattoos out there that speak to Hawaiian pride. A simple map of the islands is tasteful. Of course, there are any number of water and mountain images that make up sleeves. There's the more traditional Polynesian artwork, originally banned by missionaries, that has become a strong cultural tie. And then there's your straight-up "Hawaiian Pride" neck tats.

Twenty-year-old John John Florence doesn't have any ink, but right now he is as strong a source of Hawaiian ...

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