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More than 350 Tatau Artists sorted in a Searchable Directory

The Directory of Tatau Artists has been updated. It helps you to contact more than 350 artists all over the world. The directory allows you to search artists by name and/or by location.

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New Polynesian Style Alphabet Available for Downloading

  • Polynesian Style Alphabet, with Kaake patterns. Letters height: 2 inches (5 cm); hight resolution (300 dpi), pdf format.


With this alphabet, youll be able to write any name, using an image editor. Each set include three letter styles: lines, shading, and color.

To download the Polynesian Style Alphabet, click the images above. Price: USD 5.00 or EUR 5.00.

Premium Members are entitled to freely download this alphabet.
If you are not yet a Premium Member, you'll be ask to go to your account and update your membership. Or if you dont have an account yet, youll be ask to sign up. 

Polynesian Style Alphabet

A Polynesian Style Alphabet is now available for downloading.

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Polynesian Style Alphabet, Koru patterns. Letters hight: 2 inches (5 cm); hight resolution (300 dpi), pdf format.

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With this alphabet, youll be able to write any name, using an image editor. Three letter styles options are available: lines, shading or color.

To download the Polynesian Style Alphabet, click the image above. Price: USD 5.00 or EUR 5.00.

Premium Members are entitled to freely download this alphabet.
If you are not yet a Premium Member, you'll be ask to go to your account and update your membership. Or if you donthave an account yet, youll be ask to sign up. 

237 New Pictures

237 new tattoo pictures were added today (March 5, 2015) to the subscribers area.

MEN

  • Arm – 1/2 Sleeve: 16
  • Arm – 3/4 Sleeve: 10
  • Arm – Band: 5
  • Arm – Forearm: 12
  • Arm – Full Sleeve: 23
  • Arm – Hand: 4
  • Arm – Shoulder:  8
  • Back: 2
  • Back – Shoulder Blade: 4
  • Back – Upper: 1
  • Body Suit – Half: 1
  • Head – Ear: 1
  • Head – Skull: 3
  • Leg – Band: 5
  • Leg – Calf: 10
  • Leg – Full: 5
  • Leg – Lower: 24
  • Leg – Thigh: 4
  • Pants: 1
  • Trunk – Chest: 17
  • Trunk – Ribs: 1

WOMEN

  • Arm – 1/2 Sleeve: 1
  • Arm – Forearm: 1
  • Arm – Hand: 2
  • Arm – Shoulder: 3
  • Back: 1
  • Back – Shoulder Blade: 4
  • Back – Upper: 2
  • Head – Ear: 1
  • Leg – Ankle: 3
  • Leg – Calf: 2
  • Leg – Foot: 1
  • Leg – Lower: 2
  • Leg – Thigh: 9
  • Trunk – Collar: 1
  • Trunk – Hips: 1
  • Trunk – Ribs: 4

MOTIFS & SYMBOLS

  • Animals – Aries / Ram : 1
  • Animals – Elephant : 1
  • Animals – Octopus : 2
  • Animals – Shark : 3
  • Animals – Turtle : 6
  • Animals – Whale : 1
  • Earth: 1
  • Lettering: 2
  • Map: 2
  • Object – Anchor : 1
  • Object – Canoe : 1
  • Object – Compas : 1
  • Object – Cross : 1
  • Object – Fish Hook : 1
  • Object – Ribbon : 2
  • Object – Ring : 2

COVER-UP & INCLUSIONS

  • Cover-ups: 12
  • Inclusions: 2

114 New Pictures

114 new pictures were added yesterday (Feb. 14, 2015).
For easier browsing, the pictures are now sorted by body parts. Example « Sleeves » are under « Arm » category, « Calf » under « leg » category, etc.

MEN

  • Arm – 1/2 Sleeve: 15
  • Arm – 3/4 Sleeve: 5
  • Arm – Forearm: 6
  • Arm – Full Sleeve: 17
  • Arm – Hand: 1
  • Arm – Shoulder: 4
  • Back: 8
  • Back – Shoulder Blade: 4
  • Back – Upper: 4
  • Body Suit – Full: 1
  • Leg – Calf: 10
  • Leg – Foot: 2
  • Leg – Full: 3
  • Leg – Lower: 4
  • Leg – Thigh: 2
  • Trunk : 1
  • Trunk – Chest: 10
  • Trunk – Ribs: 1

WOMEN

  • Arm – Shoulder: 1
  • Back – Shoulder Blade: 5
  • Leg – Ankle: 2
  • Leg – Full: 1
  • Neck: 1
  • Trunk – Ribs: 2

MOTIFS & SYMBOLS

  • Ray: 1
  • Flower - Hibiscus: 1
  • Flower - Frangipani: 1
  • Bird - Large: 1

248 Participating Artists sorted by Ranking

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This ranking is based on the ranking of each artist participating in the Tatau of the Month competitions, both Artists’ and Public’s Choice, since July 2012.

  1. Fred Frost, « Art Culture Legacy », Salt Lake City, USA (2299 points)
  2. Dmitry Babakhin, "Babakhin Tattoo", Saint Petersburg, Russia (2274 points)
  3. Bong Padilla, « Tattoos By Bong », Honolulu, Hawai'i (2045 points)
  4. Steve Ma Ching, "Western Tattoo Studio", Auckland, New Zealand (2028 points)
  5. Andy Tauafiafi, "Taupou Tatau", Wellington, New Zealand (1995 points)
  6. Jim Orie, "Dragon Tattoo", Eindhoven, Netherlands (1739 points)
  7. Triggz, "Ulavale Tattoo", Honolulu, Hawai'i (1730 points)
  8. Shane Gallagher Coley, " Chapel Tattoo ", Melbourne, Australia (1711 points)
  9. Tikiroa, "Tiki Tatoo", Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand (1668 points)
  10. Te Mana Julien, "Te Mana Tattoo", Montpellier (34), France (1621 points)

See the complete list in the Members Area.

If you’re already a member, login here.

To become a member, click one of the links below. Price starts at 1.00 USD or 0.80 EUR.:

The Meaning of Your Tatau + 387 New Pictures Sorted by Style

THE MEANING OF YOUR TATAU

If you have a Polynesian tattoo and you are not sure what it means (for example because you don’t remember the explanations that your tattooist gave you about the patterns and their meanings, or maybe because he didn’t give you any), send us a picture of your tattoo and we will tell you the general meaning of the patterns and how they may represent aspect of your own life. If possible, tell us what you asked your tattooist to represent.
Please use the form in the My Account section; select « Submit a ticket » and then « Tell me the Meaning of my Tattoo ».

387 NEW PICTURES

387 pictures have been added today. From now on the pictures in the section « Body Area » will be sorted according to their main style influence: 
- Maori Influence
- Marquesan Influence
- Samoan-Tongan Influence
- Fiji Influence
- Cook Is. Influence
- Poly Mixed Influences

BODY AREAS

  • MEN
    • 1/2 SLEEVE: 59
    • 3/4 SLEEVE: 21
    • ANKLE: 1
    • ARM BAND: 4
    • BACK: 1
    • BUTTOCKS: 1
    • CALF: 13
    • COLLAR: 1
    • CHEST : 20
    • FACE: 2
    • FOREARM: 17
    • FULL LEG: 2
    • FULL SLEEVE: 28
    • HAND: 7
    • INNER BICEPS: 1
    • LOWER LEG: 19
    • NECK: 3
    • PANTS : 9
    • RIBS: 7
    • SHOULDER: 13
    • SHOULDER BLADE: 5
    • SKULL: 3
    • THIGH: 13
    • TRUNK: 5
    • UPPER BACK: 4

  • WOMEN
    • 1/2 SLEEVE: 3
    • 3/4 SLEEVE: 1
    • ANKLE: 3
    • ARM BAND: 3
    • BACK: 3
    • CALF: 2
    • COLLAR: 2
    • EAR: 2
    • FOOT: 5
    • FOREARM: 3
    • FULL LEG: 3
    • HIPS: 4
    • LOWER LEG: 3
    • RIBS : 8
    • SHOULDER: 6
    • SHOULDER BLADE: 5
    • THIGH: 14
    • COVER-UP: 9

MOTIFS & SYMBOLS

  • ANIMALS
    • BIRD: 3
    • BIRD FEATHER: 2
    • BUTTERFLY: 2
    • DRAGON: 1
    • EAGLE: 1
    • FISH: 2
    • RAY: 4
    • SCORPION: 1
    • SEA SHELL: 2
    • SHARK: 3
    • TURTLE: 4

  • FLOWERS
    • FRANGIPANI: 5
    • HIBISCUS: 5
    • OTHER FLOWERS: 2

  • OBJECTS
    • CANOE: 1
    • FISH HOOK: 4

  • ABSTRACTIONS
    • BONDS: 1
    • RING: 4
    • MUSIC: 1

  • TRADITIONAL MOTIFS
    • TAPA / SIAPO / MASI: 1

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