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Since I lived in Hawaii for past 2 years, and also spend my half of childhood in  there, I have knowledge about Samoa tattoo. I have seen a lot of people who has traditional Samoa tattoos. However, none of them get them in traditional ways. I went to some tattoo studios at there. However, none of them use traditional techniques. I bet it is very hard to find who is still using traditional techniques in Hawaii. Most Hawaiians tend to get traditional tattoos, but reason, why they get this kind of tattoos, is not the same as their ancient customs. The most popular reason they get them is they think it is cool. Each traditional tattoo has meanings, but they even know what the meaning is. Sadly traditional techniques and the true meaning of Samoa tattoo are losing. Nowadays, the meaning of the tattoo is more superficial than it was. 

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