Research for your own tattoo
If you're interessted in getting a traditional
Marquesian or Polynesian tattoo it's very important to find as many good
information as possible, because you have to know about the different
meanings and ways of expression. Of course this is also the same with
all the other tattoos. The princible should always be not to copy but to
find your own special design to express yourself.
Tiki-styles wants to be a first contact point for such a undertaking.
There are no readymade tattoodesigns on this website, which you can
download but you should get a better understanding of the different ways
of traditional tattooing and its meanings.
Here I want to provide some more sources of information, which also
helped me to create this website but are more widespread as well.
Tip #2 - Links of tiki-styles.de: here
Tip #3 - Reading good books
This collection of literature is
for those who are interessted and want to deepen their research. These
recommendations include general encyclopedias, which give an overview
about all the different tattootraditions, more specialized book about
particular traditions in some regions and books about the Marquesas in
general to learn about those peoples life and culture.