The history of Tattoos: they are called ‘tatau’ in Tahiti


Tattoos have a 8000 year old story and they were always meant to mean something to the weaver. Some tattoos were meant to be done right at the start of adulthood and it was painful to have them painted on you. Right now the process is easy enough and it does not hurt that much. We use now a tattoo machine invented by Samuel O’Reilly in 1899.

Tattoos were used for slaves, to indicate their status, on warriors or in mafia gangs to indicate where they belong too. Tattoos are a form of expression that will live long years from now on. Also, a tattoo is called ‘tatau’ in Tahiti.

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