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A day in the life of my clients

A page dedicated to my clients Siasau Matagiese. 2009 Graduate of Waimea Highschool #59 Defensive Lineman for UH Siasau Matagiese with his malofie (Pe’a) from Su’a Pika Sulu’ape My client Chandra is a formally trained shamanic ceremonialist, sound healer, spiritual counselor, pipe carrier, Andean mesa carrier and wisdom keeper, teacher,…

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Latest Tattoos in black

 I love the contrast of Polynesian tattooing without any shading. To me it captures the look of how South Sea style tattoos looked in old photographs that all of us Polynesian style tattooers emulate. This is what inspired me as a child and what lead me on this path of…

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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 and Welcome to Kulture Tattoo Kollective. Tattooing by Samuel Shaw, Thad Nakao, Kalin Meir, Keola Akau, and Henna Artist & tattoo apprentice Ashley Roney.

While we do to enjoy the many facets of tattooing, our tattoo work focuses primarily on South Seas style tattooing and all tattoos relating to cultural influence and importance. Our intent in tattooing is to help support your own intentions through cultural and sacred symbols. We are here to push back against the missionary/colonial conquest that nearly wiped out indigenous tattoo practices and the knowledge systems, not only within the Pacific but the world over. Our passion is to help support cultural revival and to keep the indigenous cultures alive through this unique art form.

 Mahalo for viewing our tattoo work and we look forward to working with you. Aloha

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