Added by Mirella Mudge
on January 24, 2014
This is me getting my first ever tattoo not to mention my first ever traditional Samoan Tattoo. This tattoo was preform with a tusk shaved into small razor s…
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I’m polynesian too. I don’t find it offensive at all. I think its a
positive thing that people outside of our island nation are taking an
appreciation to Pacific Island culture. Its a shame that our young
generation is polluted with american western culture, now thats more
offensive to me..
the only part that this is traditional is the why they tattooed you, no way
they gonna give a palagi a pe’a
palangi’s should not wear traditional polynesian tattoos! some of these
people are NOT samoan or even polynesian. things of this nature require a
tradition that is inherited by blood! it is an insult to polynesian
traditions when these tattoos are worn by people NOT of polynesian
heritage! what are your thoughts people???
my samoan friend offered to tattoo me the traditional way…i look forward
to getting it done but at the same time i do not want to offend anyone of
their culture so am still 50/50 about it
hey was it expensive? and how u know which symbols you wanted cuz its
suppose to tell something about you no?
when i got my tattoo done in the traditional samoan style (just the design
not with the hammer and bone) that all you needed was permission from
someone who is samoan……i got permission from my stepfather.
wilson did my dads tat also. by tisa’s babrefoot bar right brah?
that is not a traditional samoan tattoo
Nice the design’s and would not blame anyone for getting one, but the PE’A?
in other word’s I don’t blame the outsider’s I BLAME the Tufuga(tattooist)
accepting money and know that he cannot do it to just anyone except for a
Matai(Talking Chief) or receiving a title of a Matai. So to the Samoan
artist getting paid in money and greed, know you were not there in time
when the Pe’a was brought over, our ancestor’s were..Dumb! assess!! they
would never allow the PE’A to be sold like you do 2day!
I agree with frost685, my nan had a taulima on her wrist and a few stars
etc…said it was to help with her gugu..tatau is traditional. I have a
malu and dad always says to me “to show pride is to hide it” its not
something you flaunt while wearing a mini to the makeki or to your mates
place…..or to show off…there is a certain time to show it…
i think you should really think about your motives. some people wont care
but there will be others who will question you having it done. does your
samoan friend realise the importance of a traditional tattoo? not to sound
rude or anything but is he just wanting the practice?
some tufugas use metal edges instead of the tusk
@thatdudeuknow sorry but I think this is a ridiculous opinion. Culture
evolves and in the world today our Samoan people have moved on out of Samoa
and have spread our culture along with our tatau. Samoan culture is about
sharing and we can’t stop others from admiring and wanting to get a Samoan
tattoo. It is not an insult but a pleasure that others want to wear the
traditional Samoan tattoo. Plus, if you have guts and the inspiration for
the right reasons then get it. If not then well shhhhhh
They don’t use animal bones anymore, its a stainless steal wedge.
Nice, I see some huggies wipes. lol.
Wilson Fitiao did my tat back in 06.. really nice sole and great tufuga of
tatau.. you’re a lucky guy too.. he only does genuine samoan designs and
lat it be known… the tatau the pe’a is the only trraditional tattoo in
samoa. The taulima or sleve means nothing in the Samoan culture it was not
around hundreds of years ago… the tatau was, if you have a in samoa u are
considerd special and a very importand part of the cultre…
its actually his uncle who will be doing the tattooing, were both getting
it done on the same day. i will ask him about the cultural importance
before i go ahead with it…but they are some sweet lookin tats they have.
thanks for your advice
ow that must really hurt. but it looks cool as! i’m singaporean and my
boyfriend is samoan, i’d love to visit samoa someday and perhaps get a
that’s cool.where in samoa tho?