26 Feb 2020

Call for safe tattooing practices in the Samoan community

From , 5:02 am on 26 February 2020

An online publication has outlined the safe, hygienic practices needed to ensure the traditional tatau or tattoo art form continues for years.

Le Va, a support base for Pacific families and communities on their health and wellbeing has published the information titled The Art of Safe Tatau.

There is also a video of the inaugural Ta Tatau Health and Safety workshop, where safe practices were discussed.

Sela Jane Hopgood reports.

Samoan tatau

Samoan tatau Photo: AFP