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July 5, 2016

The Japanese American National Museum will present Tatau: Marks of Polynesia, a photographic exploration of Samoan tattoo practice, from July 30, 2016, to January 8, 2017. Tatau explores the beauty of Samoan tattoos as well as the key role they play in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. Through photographs taken in the studio and on ...

Tattoo by Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau. Photo by John Agcaoili.



Tattoo by Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau. Photo by John Agcaoili.


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Tattoo by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Peter. Photo by John Agcaoili.