Meet The Tahitians: Meet Manureva


This past month we were invited over to the Islands of Tahiti by our good friends at Tahiti Tourisme so that we could learn exactly what the experience is like for visitors during the low season period.

The islands of Tahiti are arguably among the most stunningly beautiful in the world. Formed from the demise of 3 volcanoes, these islands not only have an incredible natural beauty, but they have an ancient, rich and diverse cultural heritage which remains strong to this day.

In this series, We seek to learn more about the traditions, beliefs, culture and heritage as We set out to discover the true essence of Tahiti when we ‘Meet the Tahitians’…

Episode 11 – Manureva

Manu is a local Tahitian tatoo artist who specialises in the traditional designs and styles of tatoo found throughout Tahiti and the islands.

Manu welcomed me into his private design studio which is adorned with local artefacts, designs, tradtional instruments and all manner of both tradtional and modern polynesian inspiration. During our conversation Manu explains how he approaches each client’s tatoo design, the difference between the traditional and modern inking and how the tatoo’s are an intricate part of the Tahitian culture.

Look out for the video of this conversation which we will be releasing soon, as the designs which Manu creates are incredibly intricate and visually stunning.


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