Tattooing By Joe Kennedy

Tattoo Connection
91 Route 23 south
Riverdale, N.J. 07457
973-835-5373
All work you see on this blog has been done by me, Joe Kennedy.
Tattooing since 1989.
I love working with a customer's ideas and help to get those ideas translated into the skin.
From the simple, to elaborate custom work.
As you will see, throughout this blog, that I do all kinds of work and work in many tattoo styles.

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Polynesian Style

More Polynesian styled tattooing going on at Rose City Tattoos! This one is the beginning of a complete sleeve tattoo. Not to steal actual Polynesian or Hawaiian tattoos I like to create something new while being inspired by the organic tattooing style from the Pacific Islands.


Definitely Not Your Typical Tattoo

Polynesian tattoo designs are far more than a mere piece of decorative body artwork. Tribal artwork tattoo designs, as usually  as they're replicated in flash designs, have been as soon as seen as a link between man and the gods in Polynesian culture. As legend has it, the Gods taught men the artwork of tattooing. By being marked by way of a trial of ache and blood, because the  elders claimed, initiates might develop a nearer relationship with the non secular  world.

Take the Maori and Samoan tribes for example, Polynesian tattoo designs have been a Tapu, or sacred artwork kind . Thus the revered tattoo artists in these societies, have been held within the  identical esteemed regard because the  larger echelon virtuosos of at the moment. But the group the place I lived, noticed all tattooing, together with  tribal artwork tattoos, as an indication of a degenerate, or at finest 'an eccentric' - and eccentric is, in many methods, one other phrase for contemptible. "Yeah, thanks for the positive assist Dad!"

Paying Reverence To Islanders' Heritage

The islanders' history means that  the Polynesian conflation of soul with body, and the perception that one might achieve special benefits within the  afterlife, by way of tribal tattoo designs, was removed from limited to their culture. ("Special benefits within the  afterlife? Properly ink me up then!"). Similar beliefs might be found in ancient European and Asian cultures, which have been accountable for the prevalence of tribal artwork designs among the natives of North Africa and Papua, New Guinea.

The acute proficiency of Polynesian design creation, has grow to be renowned amid the good and significant artwork kinds the world over. In any case, when persons are willing to spend their entire lives within the  presence of such articulated artwork, and be judged by everybody that sees it, is actually a mark of admiration for such a specialized technique. They are such placing , intriguing and alluring types of expression, I knew I needed to have one, or two, or three...I used to be fearful about running out of skin area!

Polynesian tattoo designs, as one of many final surviving sacred types of body artwork, have been the pure locus for my studies. Indeed, the phrase 'tattoo' emerged from their language, (originating from the Tahitian term - 'Tatu', that means  - "to mark"). Moreover, within the  absence of any written language, these cultures created a form of articulation, dialogue and communication from their tribal tattoo designs. Numerous components of the body which displayed the jet-black patterns, symbolized certain facets of their lives, experiences and beliefs respectively.



Immersed In Each The Culture And The Art-Form

Having lived for two years within the  Marquesas islands, witnessing the artwork from descendants of tribal masters, I've discovered that Polynesian tattoo designs, for the unique islanders, both offered a way of belonging (by way of the sharing of an expertise), and a way of individuality. The designs, and their positioning on the body, have been usually decided by one's family history, societal rating, succession of maturity and personal achievements.

I discovered first-hand how the Polynesians used symbols, intricate patterns, plus swirling and linear motifs, to typify storytelling among other representations, when composing tribal tattoo designs. Watching the rituals carried out with such primitive, yet effective tools equivalent to bird-bones for needles and burnt gum from indigenous bushes as ink. At occasions, they even used burnt vegetable caterpillars to kind  a black soot-like pigment to faucet  into the body using a mallet.

The definitions and history of what they symbolize, dates again generations, more so than any other tattoo artwork designs that I can immediately recall. Different societies across the oceans, have proven quite a lot of respect and reverence to these island cultures, who took this form of expression far beyond what we as westerners might usually  ever imagine. Plus the actual fact, they really do stand out from other tribal tattoo artwork, attributable to their incredibly distinctive  and distinct look . Similar to consuming peanuts or potato chips...it is extraordinarily difficult to simply have one!

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