A couple of good Polynesian Tattoos pictures I located:

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Polynesian Tattoos

Image by Neil. Moralee
interesting tattoos.

A tattoo is a type of physique modification, produced by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to alter the pigment. The first written reference to the word, &quottattoo&quot (or Samoan &quotTatau&quot) seems in the journal of Joseph Banks, the naturalist aboard Captain Cook’s ship the HMS Endeavour: &quotI shall now mention the way they mark themselves indelibly, each and every of them is so marked by their humor or disposition&quot.

Tattooing has been practiced for centuries in many cultures spread throughout the globe. The Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, traditionally had facial tattoos. Right now, 1 can uncover Berbers of Tamazgha (North Africa), Māori of New Zealand, Hausa men and women of Northern Nigeria, Arabic folks in East-Turkey and Atayal of Taiwan with facial tattoos. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesians and among certain tribal groups in Taiwan, Philippines, Borneo, Mentawai Islands, Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia, New Zealand and Micronesia. Indeed, the island of Great Britain requires its name from tattooing, with Britons translating as ‘people of the designs’ and the Picts, who originally inhabited the northern portion of Britain, which literally means ‘the painted people’. British folks remain the most tattooed in Europe. Regardless of some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art continues to be common in several components of the world.

Who copied whom?
Polynesian Tattoos

Image by aefitzhugh
Matching tattoos, courtesy the Polynesian Cultural Center. I loved this place, the students functioning there are all so friendly and fun to speak to, and the activities are a lot of fun.