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:

Fundy Blue said...

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

Margaret D said...

Didn't know that.

Bob Bushell said...

I didn't know that, thanks.

Pat Hatt said...

Well you sure have to strike to get them on there

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Cloudia said...

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

Christine said...

Really, good to know.

Lisa said...

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

Kirk said...

I change my mind too much to get a tattoo.

Anna-Alina said...

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

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Jenn said...

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

John M said...

I don't want a tattoo.

Martha said...

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

Huggybear said...

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