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Like many other Polynesian-descended cultures, the native Hawaiian Tribal tattooing. The most heavily tattooed members of the tribe would be the royal family, followed by other court officials and persons who were in the royal family by marriage.
The Hawaiian Tribal Tattoo designs were monochromatic, tattooed in black against brown skin. The patterns and layout were strongly geometric and there were many shapes and symbols of Hawaiian Tribal Tattoo which represented the natural island world: stones, waves, fish, sharks, turtles, rain, sun, birds.
Tattoos were traditionally created by using a tool much like a sharpened rake to prick the Hawaiian Tribal Tattoo designs. The tattoo tool would be hit by another stick to make the punctures. Assistants helped by stretching the skin for the tattoo artist and by wiping away the blood.

About Hawaiian Tribal Tattooing
Hawaiian Tattooing – Body Art
Like other Polynesian cultures, the natives of Hawaiian Tribal the art of tattooing. Traditional and modern
designs can be found side-by-side in Hawaiian tattooing today.
AP: Tattoo artists seek stronger laws in Hawaii
Tattoo artists want safer practices to limit spread of hepatitis and other diseases in Hawaii.
To native Hawaiian Tribal Tattoos are cultural. To visitors, they’re cool.
Skin Stories Artists
Keone Nunes was not interested in tattooing at first, but he knew a lot about his Hawaiian Tribal Tattoo culture. When he did get involved in tattooing, he therefore knew more than most about traditional Hawaiian Tribal Tattoo designs.
Hawaiian Tattoos – Tattoo Culture in Hawaii
Hawaiian Tribal Tattoo has always been an important part of Hawaiian culture. Find out more about them here.
Body Art – Tribal Hawaiian and Polynesian tattooing
Queen Kamamalu had a tattoo applied to her tongue as an expression of her deep grief when her mother-in-law died in the 1820s. Missionary William Ellis watched the procedure, commenting to the queen that she must be undergoing great pain.

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