Polynesian

Regarded as one of the most ancient forms of tribal tattooing, traditional Polynesian tattoos are a real test of an artist’s line-work and a steady hand. Full of geometric shapes and patterns, Polynesian tribal tattoos are often done in sleeves (half or full) and often will incorporate the chest and back as well. Due to the nature of their designs, these tattoos are highly desirable for those wishing for large pieces of artwork.

The origin of the Polynesian tattoos stems from the fact that there was no writing system in the culture. So, the Polynesians used tattooing to tell everyone’s story. Nearly everyone in the society was tattooed and the kind of things that could be told through their tattoos was:

Social status
Genealogy
Sexual maturity
Rank in the community
And more

This social norm developed in a highly-refined art in Tonga and Samoa. Warriors and priests were the ones typically to be tattooed to a great extent.

Bad Habits Tattoos is the place to go to discuss your desire for a traditional Polynesian tattoo by one of the best in the state of Florida. Amaury, the owner of Bad Habits, creates stunning designs that simulate those that were worn by the Polynesian culture of the Pacific. Stop by if you are considering a Polynesian arm tattoo and let the professionals at Bad Habits Tattoos help create your dream design.