Where Cultures Collide

Polynesian Tattoo

08/03/2017 | 6m 45s

In Polynesian cultures, tattoos are an ancient custom used to signify rites of passage and milestones in life. Here, director Carolina Sosa follows Southern California tattoo artist Sulu'ape Si'i Liufa, who is of Samoan descent, in his continuation of Polynesian style tattoos, spelled tatau. Liufa largely adheres to the traditional methods of inking human canvases and works in hours-long sessions.

Aired: 08/03/17

Rating: NR

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Where Cultures Collide is a local public television program presented by PBS SoCal | KCET.