Tahitian and Polynesian Tattoos

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					Although many people interchange the terms Tahitian tribal tattoos, with tribal
Polynesian tattoos and other designs that are similar, there are actually differences
between the traditional designs that come from different Polynesian tribes.

Polynesian tattoos come from a type of ancient art that has gained a lot of popularity
with Tahitian tattoo designs, particularly Tahitian tribal tattoos. While these Tahitian
tattoos are available in a lot of designs that appeal to a wide variety of people, the true
tribal Polynesian tattoos were given with a procedure that was long and painful.
Therefore, those Tahitian tattoo designs that are available today are reserved for the
more modern and less painful method that most tattoo artists use.

The culture of the Polynesian Islands is very distinct and has developed over a long
period of time. The inhabitants of the numerous islands came from the same origin,
albeit an unknown one, before dispersing across the Pacific Ocean islands. That is the
reason for the differences in the designs you will find in a tattoo. Polynesian is not in
itself a style but a collection of the different tattoos used from all the different tribes.

Tahitian Polynesien tattoos are those that come from French Polynesia and were
traditionally used to signify a high social rank. The only area not covered by the tattoo
was the face, this practice extended to both sexes. In fact, women were tattooed two
separate times in their lives, once as a little girl and the next when they were sexually
developed. These Tahitian tattoos designs were used by a woman who wanted to
attract the attention of a man, simply by raising her skirt to reveal the tattoos. Some of
the heaviest Tahitian tribal tattoos were worn by the inhabitants of The Marquesa
Islands.

While you wouldn't expect these traditions to carry on today, there are still some
common practices that remain across nearly all the different Polynesian islands. Most
are still enriched with the art of tattooing and they are very similar in their techniques.
Although different reasons may have been the inspiration for a tattoo, Polynesian
people also share common ground in this area. Sometimes tribal Polynesian tattoos
were used to symbolize courage or social rank, but they might also be used to mark a
rite of passage or to increase a man's sexual attractiveness.

Although these tattoos are all tribal in their creation, most people don't get Tahitian
tribal tattoos because of their affiliation with the tribes of the Polynesian islands. For
many, the Tahitian tattoo designs are a choice they make because of their attraction to
the patterns. They still have the characteristics used by the Polynesian tribes from
centuries ago.

When searching for a tattoo artist, it is important to find one who is very experienced
in Tahitian tattoos designs so that you will get the quality of outcome that you want.
These are some of the most highly detailed tattoo designs you will find and the
outcome rests on the talent of the tattoo artist. You will also want to be careful in
choosing a Tahitian tattoo that will fit with the part of the body that you want your
tattoo placed on and discuss your choice with the tattoo artist before you get it done.
With careful planning and choosing the right Tahitian tattoos designs, a skilled tattoo
artist can provide you with a Tahitian tattoo that you will be proud of!

				
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