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The POLYNESIAN TATTOO Handbook: Practical guide to creating meaningful Polynesian tattoos Paperback – September 3, 2011

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About the Author

Roberto Gemori draws Polynesian tattoos for the site www.tattootribes.com and collaborates with a few specialized magazines under the nickname GiErre. Passionate about Polynesian cultures he is among the site's founders and likes to share his works to shed some light on this beautiful and meaningful form of Art.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: TattooTribes (September 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8890601655
  • ISBN-13: 978-8890601651
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.4 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Roberto Gemori draws Polynesian tattoos for the site www.tattootribes.com and collaborates with a few specialized magazines under the nickname GiErre.
Passionate about Polynesian cultures for years, he is among the site's founders and likes to share his works to shed some light on this beautiful and meaningful form of Art.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Leigh on July 23, 2012
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I don't know Phil nor Gemori personally, so I don't have any particular bias. I had a subscription to Phil's online dictionary (tahititataou) several years ago, and with all due respect to Phil, I disagree with his review that this book is simply a copy of his web site or that it is only for tourists.
There is information on Phil's website that is not in this book and vice versa. For the most relevant material, this book covers most of what Phil's website covers.
It explains the importance of tatau in polynesian culture, it explains the symbolism, it explains how one might go about selecting symbols, and it provides case studies.
The latter, case studies, shows example tataus and breaks them down into the individual symbols. Phil's site does this too but not as well in my opinion.
The one thing that Phil's site provides that is rather useful is a list of names and contact info for well known top polynesian tattooists around the world.

My only three criticisms for this ebook are:

1. Table of contents do not let you jump quickly to the chapters.

2. Although it describes how one might go about designing one's tatau it does not mention a more important method- which is what you would really experience if you went to a polynesian tattooist. The tattooist will not usually ask you what specific symbols you want. Instead the tattooist will interview you and draw by hand his interpretation of what you tell them directly on your skin (no flash, just freehand). Then with your approval he will begin the tattooing. The tattooist chooses the symbols, not you. You and the tattooist enter a trust relationship and afterwards you will find that the outcome is even better than you could have imagined.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By catana padilla on February 15, 2012
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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!
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Phil on February 19, 2012
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I bought this ebook and was very surprised to see that although a very large part of the info given comes from my online Dictionary of Polynesian Tattoo Symbols, the author has not mentioned my publication as his source. He purchased my dictionary, and browsed my forum and put together his cheap booklet without really knowing the subject.
Obviously, because he didn't go the source himself, his small booklet is very superficial, at best good for tourists but not for someone really serious about understanding Polynesian tattoos. His approach lacks what Polynesian tattoo is all about: authenticity, honor and respect.
Philippe Meunier, author of the online Dictionary of Polynesian Tattoo Symbols on Tahititatou.com
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hiloman on January 5, 2013
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This book is a 4 star. This is a great reference book for those doing tatts from the Islands. BE sure that you have as many books from the Is,ands to be fully knowledgeable when doing tatts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Troy Malan on June 24, 2014
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This book was not as detailed as I thought it would be, but a start for those wanting general info about poly tattoos.
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This book is really great for someone wanting to create their own tattoo. I'm currently designing my own tradtional hawaiian tattoo and this is helping me so much. It give you details of polynesian tattoos, such as meaning of placement on the body, as well as the different "symbols". Teaches you how to create/breakdown a tattoo. How to incorprate what you want into the tattoo (i.e. like if you want to represent family, what symbol to use). I would definatly reccomend this book.
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By Lauren on October 25, 2012
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I am fascinated by the culture of the Polynesian Islands and want to incorporate the meanings, beliefs, and myths behind their tattoos into a tatoo design for myself. This book was easy to read, provided great visuals, and simply and concisely gave me quick insight into the deep and profound meanings that this culture and it's people put into their tattoo designs. Highly recommended for anyone who does not know much about Polynesian tattoos and wants to know more.
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By MadMango on June 4, 2013
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The book covers several different Polynesian tattoo styles, but jumps between their descriptions, which could confuse some. Over all, a decent primer for those curious about Polynesian designs and their meanings. The text is large and easy to read, and concepts are very simplified. Don't expect to be an expert, but this book proves to be a good first step to understanding the culture and meaning behind various Polynesian elements of tattoo.
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