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Skin Deep

THE ART OF POLYNESIAN TATTOO

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It might be hard to imagine the connection between a thickly inked tattoo on the arm of a college student and Polynesian tattoo practices, but the former could not exist without the latter. Like many cultures around the world, the art of tattooing indigenous to the islands of Samoa, Hawaii, and New Zealand dates back centuries and is enjoying a revival of sorts with the popularity of tattoos throughout the Western world. Yet Samoan tatau, Maori moki, and Hawaiian uhi ...

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