Tattoos are one of the ways that people can most easily express their style to the outside world. There are many reasons that people choose to get tattoos. From art lovers who want to express their own designs to people who dedicate a tattoo to a loved one, there are many different reasons that inspire people to ink themselves up.
Often times, people like to tattoo something that they find to be spiritual on themselves. One tattoo artist in Polynesia is a tattoo artist that tattoos your spirit on your body. His name is Sulu’ape Pili Mo’o and he is a traditional Polynesian tattoo artist and priest.
He uses the method of Samoan tattoos, which is a tradition that dates back thousands of years. He claims that these tattoos are a connection to you ancestors and a way of showing respect to them and provide access to a spiritual connection with the divine.
He says, “It’s writing your story on your body”. Mo’o was taught by Samoan tattoo master, Sua Sulu’ape Paulo II and has been practicing this tradition for over 20 years. The process begins with an in depth consultation where Mo’o tries to find one’s strong and weak points and he creates them into patterns to seal them into the skin.
He even travels the world to give seminars about his ancient art in order to keep the practice alive. Along with the satisfaction of his work, Mo’o claims that one of his most driving factors are the smiles that he receives from his clients.