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© Chris Rainier
Full-facial traditional tattoo, Mooréa, Tahiti.

Facial tattoos in the Tahiti and Marquesas Islands area historically depict a warrior status. Today they are seen as a sign of intense commitment to embracing the practice and beliefs of traditional tattooing.

Beyond Our Horizons

Images from Chris Rainier's new book
Ancient Marks
The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Marking