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Do I have to be Samoan to get a Samoan tattoo?

Do I have to be Samoan to get a Samoan tattoo?

I'm still working on the the final of my 3-part series about the Samoan Tattoo (Tatau) - everything I learned from personal research and from my teacher of Samoan culture, the late Afioga Tofaeono Tanuvasa Tavale. Here's the whole series: The Truth about the Samoan...

The Truth about the Samoan Tattoo (Tatau) – Part 2

The Truth about the Samoan Tattoo (Tatau) – Part 2

So this is the continuation of my report on what I have learned about the Samoan tattoo over the years, thanks largely to the class I took and an interview I conducted with the late Afioga Tofaeono Tanuvasa Tavale. Here's the whole series: The Truth about the Samoan...

The Truth about the Samoan Tattoo (Tatau)

The Truth about the Samoan Tattoo (Tatau)

It seems like everybody's got an opinion about the Samoan tattoo - who should be getting them, how they should be given, how they're meant to be worn or displayed, etc. It's understandable. While tattoos in general are very popular, Polynesia is often credited as the...

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Were you once a One Samoana ‘Native’? If you were a member of the One Samoana social network (which ran from 2008 – 2012), then a you may recognize some of these Native-written blogs from a heartbeat and a lifetime ago.

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