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 Samoan tattoo instruments

Female Samoan tattoos

Photo from National Geographic Magazine October 1985.
The tattoo artist beats the stick with the needles, and makes the design, while several helpers are stretching the skin, and keeping the person still.

Photo from the book "The Art of New Zealand
Tattoo" by Anne Nichols, New Zealand 1994


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