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Traditional Samoan Hand Tap Tattooing

Ever wonder what getting a traditional hand-poked tattoo looks like? Well, Sullen TV is here to show you! In this latest episode of Tattoo Timelapse, Sullen TV got up close and personal with the work of Riccy Boy. This phenomenal tattoo artist is the owner of Polynesian Tattoo Factory in Haleiwa, Hawaii, and specializes in American Samoan tattooing. Check out this video below to see Riccy Boy design and ink a traditional Samoan symbolic piece on his client's foot. When it comes to traditional Samoan hand tap methods, there are no modern day machines, just old school tools and techniques handed down through many generations.