Introduction and Concusion

Introduction and Concusion - Polynesian Tattooing Your Name...

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Polynesian Tattooing Your Name Axia College of University of Phoenix COM 150 Effective Essay Writing Your Teacher October 5, 2008
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Polynesian Tattooing Polynesian tattooing is one of the oldest tattooing methods that has survived though generations and is still practiced in today’s society. In the 19 th century this unusual art was on the decline due to the western missionary’s arrival to the islands. When this occurred artists then had to maintain their vital link to their society’s traditions. Although some people view tattoos as simple markings, the Polynesian people use tattooing to celebrate their history and culture. Polynesian tattooing is a historic art which has been around for hundreds, even thousands of years. The word tattoo originated from the Polynesian word tatau which came from the sound that the tapping of sticks made while tattooing. Polynesia is a Greek word meaning many islands. The group of islands referred to as Polynesia is made up of about one thousand islands, which are spread over the Pacific Ocean. The art of tattooing flourished in a society which had no written language. Tattooing also thrived in this area because there was an abundance of food, and the Polynesian people did not have to spend as much time hunting and gathering (Samuela, 2007). Since Polynesian tattoos have been around for over 2000 years different tools were used
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