Gorgeous picture of a man with a pe'a tattoo pea tribal samoan traditional ethnic handpoked

Impressive Samoan Inspired Pe'a Tattoos

Keep traditions alive with intricate Samoan inspired tattoos.

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Pe'a tattoos are one of the symbols of Samoan art. These bold ethnic tattoos are worn by men to celebrate their ancestry.

As a tradition, pe'a tattoos are covering the body from waist to knees. It is usually hand poked with traditional tools and rituals. Each design is unique and inspired by Samoan patterns. Very intricate, pe'a tattoos are very symmetrical with thin and bold lines. It is only made for adult men, while the malu is the traditional tattoo style of Samoan women. Both are very spiritual, full of pride and a strong rite of adulthood. Now, many non-Samoan can wear pe'a tattoos, attracted by this gorgeous culture. The designs have evolved with various ethnic inspirations. Get to know this historical and traditional treasure by viewing this small selection of pe'a tattoos.

Intricate pe'a tattoo by Ariana Morunga ArianaMorunga pe'a tribal samoan traditional ethnic handpoked
Intricate pe'a tattoo by Ariana Morunga #ArianaMorunga #pe'a #tribal #samoan #traditional #ethnic #handpoked
Badass pe'a tattoo by Greg Semu GregSemu pe'a tribal samoan traditional ethnic handpoked
Badass pe'a tattoo by Greg Semu #GregSemu #pe'a #tribal #samoan #traditional #ethnic #handpoked
Bold tattoo by Jeroen Franken JeroenFranken pe'a tribal samoan traditional ethnic handpoked
Bold tattoo by Jeroen Franken #JeroenFranken #pe'a #tribal #samoan #traditional #ethnic #handpoked
Jaw-dropping tattoo by Mick Sokolich! MickSokolich pe'a tribal samoan traditional ethnic handpoked
Jaw-dropping tattoo by Mick Sokolich! #MickSokolich #pe'a #tribal #samoan #traditional #ethnic #handpoked
Artist unknown. Please credit? pe'a tribal samoan traditional ethnic handpoked
Artist unknown. Please credit? #pe'a #tribal #samoan #traditional #ethnic #handpoked

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Please credit the artist of this gorgeous pe'a tattoo #pe'a #tribal #samoan #traditional #ethnic #handpoked
Fantastic photo of a pe'a tattoo by Todd Hunter McGaw ToddHunterMcGaw pe'a tribal samoan traditional ethnic handpoked
Fantastic photo of a pe'a tattoo by Todd Hunter McGaw #ToddHunterMcGaw #pe'a #tribal #samoan #traditional #ethnic #handpoked
That's a bold pe'a tattoo wearer... By Tikiroa Tikiroa pe'a tribal samoan traditional ethnic handpoked
That's a bold pe'a tattoo wearer... By Tikiroa #Tikiroa #pe'a #tribal #samoan #traditional #ethnic #handpoked

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