Polynesian Tattoo Designs

These designs for the majority of us are never going to be completely authentic. It is possible to get them with general structure and symbolism intact, but true Polynesian tattoos are going to have symbols which are not available to the general public. These symbols are sacred to those who adorn their bodies with them and the best that the rest of us can hope for is to pay homage to their culture through our own limited knowledge and admiration of it. The primary styles covered in this general term are Hawaiian, Maori, Marquesan, Samoan, and Tahitian.

Quite often, the designs will just have Polynesian elements worked into a smaller design since their tattooing traditions generally require extensive areas of the body to be covered with tattoos.

Please view our current collection of drawings below.