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Patterns of the Past: Tattoo Revival in the Cook Islands
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Patterns of the Past traces the history and practice of tattooing (t?tatau) through the ancient oral traditions of the Cook Island people, as well as from reports of early Western visitors and rich archival material. The book looks at the current practices of contemporary Cook Island tattooists, what the tattoos mean and what techniques and instruments are traditionally used. More than 250 colour and black and white images included.
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