Samoan tattoo (tatau) history and tools

Samoan tattoo (tatau) history and tools

Samoan tattoos… it’s been around for a long time There’s a lot of stories behind it as well The most common one that you’ll probably hear is “It’s an initiation into manhood.” Back in the old days they were given to them as… one as a coming of age tattoo, and then two is setting

Freestyle Samoan tatau (tattoo) meanings and stories

Freestyle Samoan tatau (tattoo) meanings and stories

Today we have a live demonstration of tattooing… …machine tattooing with Sulu’ape Steve Looney who is a Samoan tattooist who works in Hawaii and Wellingtonian Andy Tauafiafi who runs his own tattoo shop here in Wellington. To be honest, I don’t know what I’m getting done today.  It’s an arm band. and it’s a bit