(Great pain indeed, greater is my affection.) Early explorers found that both men and women wore tattoos in old Hawaii for a variety of reasons. Jacques Arago, who visited the Islands in 1819 as a draftsman with the Freycinet expedition, noted that some men were heavily tattooed on only one side of their bodies.He wrote, They looked like men half burnt, or daubed with ink, from the top of the head to the sole of the foot.They share many similar traits including the language family, culture, and beliefs.Historically, they were experienced sailors who used stars to navigate at night.
Tahiti, a typical high island, is relatively large with steep slopes, rich plant life, and many waterfalls and rushing streams."nēsos" island) is a subregion of Oceania, made up of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean.The indigenous people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians.Coastal plains are absent or extremely limited on high islands.Atolls (ring-shaped islands made of coral) are the most common low islands in Polynesia.