1994 the year in which we had the first time artists from the South Seas. Chimé Tahiti Tatau from Morea.
Strange, if you think back, nobody knew anything about the Polynesian tattoos at that time. We didn't know... That's why we spent 2 weeks in the Ethnological Museum with the then professor rolling books to find out in which countries the tattoos are culturally anchored. With this knowledge and with the pictures we were allowed to copy from th+ bring the meaning and the cultural value of tattoos closer to our audience.
Today one sees everywhere the traditional motives from Polynesia but whether the wearers of these tattoos also have and know the sense and the belief in it, that is questionable.
But to be honest, it doesn't matter in our latitude, the main thing is to be happy with your TATTOO.