Unformatted text preview: A. 2000 year old practice 1. traditional tools - Boars’ teeth, walrus tusks, human bones 2. description of method, comb and needles, pigment, tapped into skin B. Christian missionaries caused decline 1. tried to eliminate tattooing, calling it barbaric and the devils art 2. Hawaiian method kakau completely lost III. Dedication to cultural traditions A. methods remain unchanged 1. traditional tools still used 2. skill passed from father to son B. information passed down in tattoos 1. no written language 2. Samoan warriors used tattoos for intimidation, show accomplishments COM 150...
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- Spring '10
- Tattoo, Polynesia, 2000 year, humans II. tattoos