Fodor's Expert Review James Samuela's Moorea Tattoo

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Traditional tattoo artist James Samuela, who has been practicing for more than 10 years, is one of only seven artists in French Polynesia who still practices the ancient techniques first used by the warriors of the Marquesas Islands. The ban on traditional tattooing (using sterilized wooden and bone implements) was lifted in 2001.

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Moorea, Windward Islands  French Polynesia

-56–25–33

www.mooreatattoo.com

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Rate Includes: weekdays 10–4; evenings by appointment