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The Polynesian Tattoo Handbook Vol.1 & Vol.2

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What you get:

362 pages in total

featuring lists of symbols and their meanings, a quick reference dictionary, explained examples, and so much more!

750 illustrations

Symbols are paired with their most common variants, and real tattoos are deconstructed and explained down to their foundational elements.

600 symbols

Vol. 1 lists the most common symbols and Vol. 2 is an in depth study of Samoan, Marquesan, Tahitian, Hawaiian and Maori tattoos.

Authored by TattooTribes

Two books, one mission:

to share with you everything we learnt in over 20 years.


Each tattoo is made up of several smaller elements, comparable to building blocks, which are selected by the tattoo master based on their meaning and then assembled together in a coded order to create the final piece.

Just as sentences convey meaning if their words are chosen and joined properly, so do Polynesian tattoos if they are properly designed.

Unfortunately, that is true even when they're not chosen properly, and that's the problem: you never know what could be symbolized by your tattoo.

Luckily, that's exactly what these books will teach you

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"I live in Hawaii, purchased many Polynesian design books in the past but, this one is the best so far. Very extensive in defining Polynesian symbols & placement. Love it!"

Catana Padilla


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"This is such a well thought out and reverent book, well deserved of the sacred art form and important root of our Polynesian culture. I feel blessed to have found it, I learned so much!!"

Kerissa Savea


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"I gave this book as a gift to an artist. She loves it and shared that the book really opened up her mind to the culture and appreciation for the lifestyle and expression of the Polynesian and South Pacific Island peoples and their art."

Chiqui\'s Mom


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"Interesting read with history and insight into tattoo origins of Polynesian people groups! I recently got a Marquesan tattoo and wanted to learn more about the symbols. This book helped me to understand the various design concepts."



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Each person is unique, right?

And such should be your tattoo. Why copying it from someone else?

Remember: true Polynesian tattoos tell stories and you too could have your own personal tattoo, as unique as your story.
And if you get a Polynesian tattoo, wouldn't you like to know if it really tells your story, if the elements are correct?

Wouldn't you like to understand the symbols and see them "come to life" under your eyes?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you know why these books are for you.

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Roberto Gemori

About the author

Roberto Gemori has studied Polynesian art and symbolism for twenty years. His designs are published on TattooTribes.com and appear in specialized magazines. When not designing, he writes books on Polynesian tattoos to foster understanding and appreciation of this ancient and fascinating form of art.