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Traditionally there is no writing in the Polynesian culture, the Polynesians used the art of tattoo & distinctive signs to express their identity, personality & their life story. Polynesians began wearing their life experiences on the skin around age twelve. Unfortunately, thousands of years of tradition came to an end shortly after the missionaries arrival in the islands during the late 18th century. The missionaries strictly banned the practice of tattooing, as the Old Testament forbids…

Traditionally there is no writing in the Polynesian culture, the Polynesians used the art of tattoo & distinctive signs to express their identity, personality & their life story. Polynesians began wearing their life experiences on the skin around age twelve. Unfortunately, thousands of years of tradition came to an end shortly after the missionaries arrival in the islands during the late 18th century. The missionaries strictly banned the practice of tattooing, as the Old Testament forbids…

Polynesian tattoo

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Polynesian tattoos

Polynesian art & culture has a great influence on modern body art & tattoos. Here is list of top 10 Polynesian tattoo designs that depict ancient Polynesian history