Skin Stories: The Art and Culture of Polynesian Tattoo. Skin Stories explores the transformative power of an art inscribed on the body—as a way to honor the past, to explore one's inner self, and to preserve a culture for the future.
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Process of Tattoo
Show Air Date:
May 4, 2003 at 10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

Skin Stories is an anthology of stories and stunning images gathered from the hot spots of Pacific tattoo: from the steaming landscape of Rotorua in New Zealand to the vibrant gathering of the first international tattoo convention in Apia, Samoa; from the terraced, lush taro fields of Maui to the golden beaches of O’ahu and California.


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