The Digital Journalist
© Chris Rainier
Samoan man with traditional tattoos, Western Samoa, sunset.

Western Samoa is considered one of the areas within the Polynesian culture where traditional "Tatau" tattooing, once outlawed, never in fact disappeared, as it almost did throughout the Polynesian Pacific area.

Beyond Our Horizons

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