Thursday, March 8, 2018

Fact of the Day; Tattoo

The English word tattoo is taken from the Samoan word tatau which means "to strike".

14 comments:

  1. I'm certainly seeing a lot of interesting tattoos in Hawaii ~ but I haven't taken the plunge myself.

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  2. Well you sure have to strike to get them on there

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  3. Makes me think of that scene in "Mutiny on the Bounty" where Mel Gibson gets a polynesian tattoo the old-fashioned painful way.

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  4. Yes, tapping the ink under the skin! Avery characteristic sound

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  5. I have two. I have noticed some people request getting a tattoo the original way "By tapping in under the skin". I think it would be more painful than the air tools they use now.
    Lisa

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  6. I change my mind too much to get a tattoo.

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  7. Had no idea, but it's fun to know now.

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  8. That is a cool fact...I have several tattoos!

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  9. That's interesting. I didn't know that.

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  10. The native people of the Pacific have tattoos - they represent various idols, gods, spirits etc etc.
    All are symbolic of something associated with the tribe/clan.
    Delicately done - not anything like the rubbish that you get from a tattoo parlour. Seeing Anglo-Saxons or Asians with tattoos is gross.
    Getting rid of them for those who have realised how gross they are
    is apparently very painful - serves them right!
    Colin

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