Friday, February 10, 2012

Polynesian Tattoos

When we were in Hawaii we saw so many beautiful tattoos. I wonder at the meaning of them, but apparently the meanings could vary from one island to the next or even from family to family...and the meanings of some have been lost through the ages. As you can imagine, each person has a personal story or meaning behind their tat.


Unknown said...

I hope you post the finished turtle it looks like it's coming along nicely.

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

I always found the polynesian (and Hida from Canada and the New Zealand Mauri) tattoos really interesting, and even if they are all very far apart from each other, they have a lot lot of designs styles they share. You did a really good sketches of these, love the graphic style of them. Cant wait to see it all done!!!

Unknown said...

reminds me of irina vinnik --- though you have more honesty in a sense that i don't believe her she's doing those sketches of hers while having coffee and tea.. hehe.