Samoan Tattooist Using Traditional Tools

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Kim Martins
by Thomas Andrew
published on 19 May 2019
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A Samoan tattooist using the traditional tools to place a tatau (tattoo) on a man's back. The methods and tools were also used in New Zealand by the Maori. This photograph was taken c. 1895 CE by Thomas Andrew (1855-1939 CE).

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Andrew, T. (2019, May 19). Samoan Tattooist Using Traditional Tools. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10692/samoan-tattooist-using-traditional-tools/

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Andrew, Thomas. "Samoan Tattooist Using Traditional Tools." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 19, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10692/samoan-tattooist-using-traditional-tools/.

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Andrew, Thomas. "Samoan Tattooist Using Traditional Tools." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 May 2019. Web. 01 Dec 2021.

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