Te Tufuga ta Tatau
Sulu’ape Pili Mo’o

Tatau Master

Thank you for visiting my page…

Maybe you heard about it from a friend or social media, and that got you curious, or maybe it’s because the tradition spoke to you and brought you here… Regardless of the various reasons you could find yourself here, thank you for being here and welcome into my world.

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Only your trust makes it happen !!!!

Getting a traditional Tatau, is a spiritual, emotional and physical experience…
I have done and will always do the best I can in spirit and energy not to fail you or your given faith in my craft…

About tatau

Created by Gods and gifted to Humanity, Tatau is: “Writing the Spirit on the Body…”

It is how I got it, it is how I was taught, and how I’m giving and sharing it… It is all about belief…

“One can give, only if the other one knows how to receive.”

Getting a traditional Tatau, is a spiritual, emotional and physical experience…

I have and will always do the best I can in spirit and energies to not fail you or the given faith in my craft…

The traditional Tatau experience

Our Process

Receiving traditional ink is a very personal and deep experience regardless of which Polynesian style. Pili Mo’o Tatau has been known for his preservation of the tradition not only in the physical elements of tattooing but also in the symbolic meaning of the patterns and their representation and philosophy. He is also one of the last practitioners to handcraft his tools in order to preserve the sacred traditions and values of tool fabrication.

**Consultation is very important in the sense that each piece is unique and personal.** It is not flash art and no two tattoos created are alike. All of Pili Mo’o Tatau’s art varies as does the people who wear his art. Coming with an intention and vision of what you want your piece to represent is just the beginning…

Finding out who you were, who you are, and who you aspire to become all while incorporating relative patterns and movements is also his gift. Energetically everyone leaves having learned something whether it be about themselves or about the tradition in addition to a powerful and important piece. The tradition is quite the experience waiting to be had.

**Consultations are appointment only and via video chat. It’s a less impersonal method for us to get to know each other prior to sitting in ceremony. **

“I am not going to do what you want… I am not going to do what I want either, I am just going to humbly give you what you should receive.”

Sua Sulu’ape Paulo II


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