Polynesian Tattoo: History, Meanings and Traditional Designs

The tattoo artist held a hereditary and by the same vein, a very highly privileged position. He usually tattooed groups of six to eight (usually men) during a ceremony attended by friends and relatives. The Samoan warrior’s tattoo began at the waist and extended to just below the knee. However, it was not unusual for Samoan women to be tattoo too.…