Polynesia Tatau Festival

08 • 11 November 2018

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Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort,
Lafayette Beach PK7, ‘Ārue,
French Polynesia

The word “tattoo” finds its origins in the Polynesian language. Cook Captain was the first to use the word “tattoo”. The origins of the practice itself have its roots in the mists of time. We owe one of the origins of this tradition to the Marquesans; and it is also over there that you will find the most skilful tattooists.

This tradition was a rite which had an initiatory and social vocation. It was done at puberty to mark an important period of an individual’s life, and was done more frequently to men than to women.

A Tattoo was a sign of beauty required by people’s social status; it also showed the strength and courage of the one wearing it, thus inspiring respect towards tattooed people.

This practice was condemned by the European missionaries and therefore it almost completely disappeared. However, in French Polynesia, it reappeared during the 80’s when local artists went on a pilgrimage to Samoa islands where the practice of the tattoo has never been lost.

In November this festival welcomes more than 15 000 visitors and brings together the best tattooists from the Polynesian Triangle and the rest of the world.

FEATURED TATTOO ARTISTS

Rod Medina

Rod Medina

Switzerland

I have been tattooing for 20 years and I specialize in Polynesian / Maori tattoos. All my tattoos are made freehand and adapted to the body.

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L’association Polynesia Tatau tient particulièrement à remercier nos fidèles sponsors:
Ministère de la Culture
Ministère du Tourisme
Tahiti Tourisme
Arue, une ville où il fait bon vivre
Centre des Métiers d'Art de la Polynésie française
Air Tahiti Nui
Hinano - La bière de Tahiti - Page officielle
OPT.PF
Tahitian Cola
Blackstone Productions Tahiti
T&M Créations
IRINAU TATTOO/Rau Hotu Tahiti
Tbs5.tv
Radio1 Tahiti
Tiare Fm
La Dépêche de Tahiti
Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
Technival
Imprimerie STP-Multipress Tahiti
Royal Tahitien Officiel
SDA
Aremiti Ferry and Aremiti 5 Tahiti - Moorea
Helios
Polyouate
Nesian Nesian Creations
MY Esthetic Tahiti
Vini
Tatouage Magazine
Inked Magazine France
Moana Blackstone Photography

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2018-11-14T01:39:37+00:008 Nov 2018|French Polynesia|
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