was originally an Orero (spokesperson) for the Tahitian Tattoo
and lived in Moorea many years. Travelling from Tahiti in 1995 and
touring the main European Tattoo conventions it was her job to explain
Tahitian symbols and meanings during conventions. While she explained,
her Tahitian companions were endlessly tattooing. At this time in
Europe very little was known about Tahitian Tattoo and many occidental
tattooists were copying sacred family symbols, one of the main reasons
for the undertaking of the European Tour.
the departure of the original Tahitian Tattooist from Tahiti Tattoo
she has become a Tattooist and Representative for the Polynesian culture,
specialising in symbols from Tahiti.
Each of her tattoos is exclusive and has special symbols for each
person. These people have a special piece of their life written on
their bodies in the form of tattoo and are NOT to be copied. To copy
these tattoos is to steal something personal from the wearer and depending
on the symbols could have unseen repurcussions.
Tattoo is a culture, it is personal and sacred and can represent many
different things. This ancient art is practised throughout Polynesia
has made a wild comeback with the people realizing and strengthening
their identities with the assistance of Tattoo. The true Tattoo Masters
of Polynesia, those who have the knowledge from the Tupuna
(ancestors) and who have the right to use the Traditional ways,
are always Polynesian.
Traditional tattooing is especially sacred and is not given
out at will. At Tahiti Tiki Tattoo Ibiza, Sandra pursues her passion
for Tahiti Tattoo using modern methods with Tattoo machines and the
utmost respect is reserved for Te Tuhuna no te tatau, The Polynesian