Tattoo making in progress…
Finishing touch to Tattoo.
The video shows how this person got himself inked with Samoan Tattoo few months ago. Quite painful I guess!
Some of you might not have the knowledge about the Samoan Tattoo and its history. Therefore, I thought to tell you so that if you ever think of making one for yourself you know what exactly it is. The tattoo looks smart, chic and beautiful as you can see in the video.
Samoan tattoos are from Ancient Polynesian Designs. These were originally done on women of rank. As a result, of its distinction tattoo gained popularity ‘among young Samoan men who considered tattoos to be a mark of their manhood.’
The right to perform tattoos in Samoa can be traced back to a person’s ancestors and if the person’s forefathers were known to be a member of a tattoo guild, then the person was permitted by hereditary to enjoy the same privileges. An experienced tattooed artist trains apprentice tattooers who worked under their supervision until they are allowed to perform independently.
The wife of the tattooer is also greatly honoured in her position of wiping the blood of the tattooed person. She is known and addressed as the Meana’i (artist’s helper). She is very well paid by the family of the youth and at the completion of a job which normally takes more than three months, she shares the payment and many gifts with her husband.’
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