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Hawaaiian tribal tattoos were very significant and important in Hawaiian culture. The Hawaiians have tattoo gods and each time a member of the community gets a tattoo, prayers had to be done in the temple.
Tribal Hawaiian tattoos, known as Kakau, has been practiced for thousands of years and for a variety of reasons:
- Personal identification: tattoos are used for personal identification
- Talisman: tattoos were believed to offer protection
- A symbol of mourning for a loved one.
Hawaiian tribal tattoos were mostly black, the tattoo ink was made of a mixture of kukui nuts and sugarcane juice.
The Hawaiian tattoo designs are and bold and some of the designs include:
- Lizards: the Hawaiians had a great respect and fear for lizards.
- Sea turtle tattoos
- Tropical flowers
Typical places to get Hawaiian tribal tattoos for males and females are below:
Male: the legs, arms, face and torso
Female: the hands, wrist and tongue
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