Polynesian Tattoo Conventions
section: Looking for a convention with Polynesian tattooists? Check out our new Events page. If you are an artist specialized in Polynesian style, and you will be taking a part in a convention, please let us know. We will pass on the info on TahitiTatou Events page..
London convention, Octobre 5-7, 2007
The annual convention of London will take place from
October 5 till 7, 2007. Polynesian tattoo will be represented. Read on
Tattoonesia 2007, in Tahiti, November 7-12, 2007
After Moorea, TATTOONESIA 2007 will take place from November 7 to 12, in Papeete, Tahiti. Read on
Marquesan Arts Festival - December 17-20, 2007
Festival of Arts and Cultures from 17 till 20 December 2007 in UA-POU, Marquesas Islands. This 7th festival of the MATAVAA O TE HENUA ENANA
will have for subject the TUHUKA: the masters, the experts who possess the ancient times knowledges. Read on
10th Festival of Pacific Arts in American Samoa in 2008
The 10th Festival of Pacific Arts will be held in American Samoa from July 20th to August 2nd 2008 (10 festival days).
Since 1972, delegations from 27 Pacific Island Countries and Territories have come together to share and exchange their cultures at each Festival of Pacific Arts
every four years. Read on
Tatau video clips
New section: Clips on Polynesian tattoo will be added regularly on this page.
If you have got any or if you know about cool video clips, please send them in!
Videos filmed during the second Tattoonesia festival held in Moorea, French Polynesia, last year.
Including interviews of famous Polynesian tattoo masters.
Ancient Wisdom and Spirituality by Sam Shaw, Hawaii
Samuel Morgan Shaw has been a tattoo artist for well over a decade. In his artistic evolution he has come to specialize in tattoos that reflect Polynesian Culture. “I want to incorporate
Ancient Wisdom, Spirituality, Movement and Meanings into the tattoos I create”, explains Sam. “Part of my Creative Process is Intuitive and Symbolic. I want to help keep tradition alive and I give thanks to those that have taught me, urged me and shown support”. See pictures.
You can get tattooed by Sam at Farsyde Tattoo studio, Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii.
Souvenir of my honeymoon trip in Polynesia
Anthony: I wanted a souvenir of my honeymoon trip in Polynesia.
I had gathered quite a bit of info on several tattooists before leaving, and I finally chose Efraima and gave him carte blanche. Read on (see photos).
Give me the meaning of my tattoo
Bob: I basically found the tattoo in their shop and liked the design. He said he could see some representation of family and two turtles in the tattoo. I was
wondering if you could give me some explanation of the meaning by any chance. Read on (see photos)
Tim, unconditional fan of Roonui
Tim came twice to Moorea (where Roonui was before he moved to Canada).
His is an unconditional fan of Roonui
He went to Montreal, Quebec to have his tattoo continued.
Another session is due for the current year.
Tim from Amsterdam
Design taken from Karl Von Den Steinen book
See Roonui recent work.
Strong signs of my life, by Simeon Huuti
Régis tattooed by Siméon Huuti during the Tatau Festival in St Paul Les Trois Chateaux, France
It symbolizes for me strong signs of my life: the turtle represents fertility, the geckko is the guardian of my house, and the tikis. There are also shark teeth and my wife. Read on (see photos)