Polynesian Tattoos

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Malaysian
Eddie Daviddone
room Kuala Lumpur Malaysian
9
Tattoos
2
likes
7
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Realism
Tribal
+8

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American
Lio Faamasinodone
room Garden Grove American
59
Tattoos
26
likes
18
followers
Lettering
Tribal
+1

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French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia
Patu Mamatuidone
room Papeete French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia
39
Tattoos
14
likes
16
followers
Tribal
Polynesian

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French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia
Jean Michel Manuteadone
room Montreal
21
Tattoos
7
likes
10
followers
Tribal
Polynesian
+2

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German
Volle KAHA
room Reutlingen German
Tribal
Polynesian

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American
Clutch
room Richmond American
New School
Traditional
+2

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Uruguayan
Eduardo Bonache
room Donostia - San Sebastián Spanish
Tribal
Polynesian

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American
Sii Liufau
room Garden Grove American
Tribal
Polynesian

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French
Pili Mo’o
room Lahaina American
Tribal
Polynesian

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British
Chris Higgins
room Eastbourne British
Tribal
Polynesian
+2

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Spanish
Luis Navarro
room Barcelona Spanish
Tribal
Polynesian

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New Zealander
Doko
room Christchurch New Zealander
Tribal
Polynesian
+1

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Samoan Samoan
Su'a Peter Suluape
room Apia Samoan Samoan
Tribal
Polynesian

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Samoan Samoan
Su'a Sulu'ape Alaiva'a Petelo
room Apia Samoan Samoan
Tribal
Polynesian
+2

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Samoan Samoan
Su'a Sulu'ape Paulo II
room Apia Samoan Samoan
Tribal
Polynesian

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American
Su'a Sulu'ape Angela
room San Diego American
Tribal
Polynesian

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American
Su'a Sulu'ape FreeWind
room Los Angeles American
Tribal
Tribal
+1

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New Zealander
Inia Taylor
room Woodhill New Zealander
Tribal
Polynesian

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Polynesia encompasses over 1,000 separate islands in the Pacific Ocean. The most prominent groups in the region with strong tattoo cultures are Samoan, Marquesan, Maori, Tahitian and Hawaiian, among others.

In Polynesia tattooing is a long and painful process but one that is thought to confer great honor upon the one tattooed. However, tattoo history in Polynesia is incredibly complex and nuanced. In almost every society, tattooing has been crucial to personal development and collective identity. Each culture and each tribe has a distinct aesthetic, carrying different social practices and traditions around tattooing, as well as a wide array of different symbols and sacred patterns.

The word “tattoo” is formed from a reduplication of the Polynesian word “ta,” which means “to strike.”

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