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English professor Ellis examines tattooing, primarily in Polynesia and Micronesia. Contemporary tattooing in the Pacific has reemerged as an aspect of cultural revitalization, particularly among islands most impacted by colonialism.
This unique book follows on from a successful exhibition still touring internationally. One hundred memorable images by documentary photographer Mark Adams present a powerful and moving portrait of a great Polynesian art tradition.
An artistic sourcebook for interiors, origins, vibrant colours of the South Pacific, and ingredients: tatau, the origin of the tattoo, the Polynesian influence in Pacific design, and more.
Tatau: Marks of Polynesia explores the beauty of Samoan tattoos as well as the key role they play in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture.
This title provides a highly illustrated history of tattooing and cultural exchange in the Pacific from the late 18th century to the present.
Polynesian tattooing has enjoyed a robust revival in recent decades. This compilation of over 200 images presents some of the finest work being done both in the islands and abroad.
A collection of 92 ocean themed Polynesian style tattoos with brief description of the meanings for each design along with their outlines, intended mainly for tattoo artists.
A massive collection of ancient and modern Polynesian tattoo motifs, as well as a historical and cultural account of what motivated the ancient Polynesians to cover themselves in the protective armor of tattoo.
Bob Baxter and Bernard Clark take to the road at the very birthplace of Polynesian tattooing, beautiful Samoa. Baxter and Clark document their two-week odyssey from Apia to Saleapaga.
The author spent six years on Tikopia, a small and remote island in the Solomon Islands, between 1973 and 1980. During this time he became interested in the art form of tattoo.
This unique collection of tribal designs can be used for a variety of purposes and will inspire all those interested in the art of body decoration.
Read about the evolution of Hawaiian tattooing as an art and science, tracing it from its early roots in ancient Polynesia in meticulous and graphic detail.
Tracing the history and practice of tattooing (tātatau) in the Cook Islands through the ancient oral traditions of its people.
South Pacific Skin is a glimpse into the journal of a woman traveling alone around the isolated islands of the South Pacific while creating her documentary: Blood and ink.
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