Polynesian Tattoo Designs
Native Hawaiian’s drawn tattoos from a number of reasons:
- Decorative – the natives use to cover themselves with Polynesian tattoo designs from head to toe. And from their point of view it is as sign of style and beauty.
- Camouflage – in order to blend in with their surroundings when going to battle , the native warriors would usually cover themselves with dark and ominous tattoos , and for the purpose of intimidating their enemy.
- Respect – as mentioned above, the body art was often used as a sign of respect for the elders.
- Religion – one of the most sacred uses throughout the history of the Polynesian culture was for religious reasons, the unique designs that were chosen had a secret and mystic meaning, and they were drawn during rituals.
Due to the vast history, and meanings related to Polynesian tattoo designs, they’ve become popular around the globe; and off course, due to the amazing designs that are comprised from: figures of Polynesian gods, birds, triangular and square like shapes, and other spectacular shapes.
Today one can observe these tribal tattoos inked on the skin of people everywhere, no matter sex, skin color, or country of residence.