The Polynesian Tattoo Handbook. A Guide to Creating Custom Polynesian Tattoos

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TattooTribes, 2011 - Art

Practical guide to creating meaningful Polynesian tattoos. List of symbols and their meanings. Quick reference to find the right symbols for the desired meanings. Positioning the elements. Step by step creation process. Live examples and case studies. A lot more!

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Easy to read and a simple guide. Shows symbols and meanings; useful so you know what symbols mean. Helps you understand each symbol so you do not simply get the "cool" ones. Informative and a good resource for starters

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Very poor, shows a handful of symbols, some meanings, not nearly enough to even start a story let alone design a tattoo from it - see your local polynesian/cook islander tattoist, he will draw 50 more symbols than this book, in 5 minutes, my tattooist did.
HOWEVER it is cheap and a good start to the uneducated and unknowing.
 

Contents

Warrior
Adze
Mere
Lizard
Turtle
Fish
Birds
Fishing and hunting
Ocean
Sun
Marquesan cross
Seashells
Divinities and spirits
Flowers and plants
Other elements
4 Quick reference
B
D
E
G
Case studies
Domizianos half sleeve
Poulomis fire
Michelles ankle tattoo
6 Basic designs
Birds
Mantas
Hammerhead sharkshark
Dolphins
Turtles
Seahorse
GeckoLizard
Frog
Swordfish
Jellyfish
Maorigrams creation
Latin alphabet
The creation process
Samples
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