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Latest Tattoos in black

A week spent deep in black. I like the contrast without any shading. To me it captures the look of how South Sea style tattoos looked in in old photographs. This is what inspired me as a child and what lead me on this path of tattooing. Like this:Like Loading...

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Revisions on past work

Some of my clients have been sending me incredible photos of their tattoo work and I thought I would share them with you. If you have a photo to share with me of my tattoo work on you, please send them to me. This photo was taken by Kauai resident…

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Sak Yant Tattoos of Thailand

While living in Holland and working at Rob Deut’s Tatau Toko in 2009, Rob invited me on a trip to Bangkok, Thailand with his family and fellow tattoo artist Darko. On this trip I was introduced to the powerful and talismanic Sak Yant tattoos of Thailand. Sak Yant or Yantra…

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Samuel Shaw Tattoos

Aloha. Kulturetattoo.com is currently undergoing some revisions. You have been redirected to the personal website of Samuel Shaw. For more information on each individual artist please click on their name and you will be redirected to their Instagram accounts. Thad Nakao, Kalin Mier, and Keola Akau. Henna and Jagua artist Ashley Roney. Please check the FAQ for contact info.

My tattoo work focuses primarily on South Seas style tattooing, and all tattoos relating to cultural influence and importance. My lifelong interest in ancient and indigenous cultures led me on my path, giving me a personal animistic view of the universe. The talismanic properties of tattoos have always been at the core of my interest driving me further into exploring the roots of tattooing culture and history.  My intent in tattooing also stems from my personal views regarding the missionary/colonial conquest that nearly wiped out indigenous tattoo practices and the knowledge systems, not only within the Pacific but the world over. My passion is to help support cultural revival and to keep the indigenous cultures alive through this unique art form.

Mahalo for viewing. I look forward to working with you.

Samuel Shaw

 The tattoos I create and show on my website are intended for the wearer alone and are never meant to be copied. I honor your individuality in every tattoo I make. Please respect this by not copying my work. To do so would be disrespectful to the wearer, the artist and the culture.