TattooTribes/Polynesian Tattoos 101

  • $94.99

Polynesian Tattoos 101

  • Course
  • 24 Lessons

Create amazing and meaningful Polynesian tattoos in 3 weeks or less

Did you know that Polynesian tattoos tell stories, and are not just beautiful designs?

Every little symbol is meaningful, and if you use them properly you will create memorable tattoos that have a deep meaning too.

This is the goal, and the promise of this course: to have you create your first Polynesian tattoo in an astonishingly short time.

After explaining the cultural aspects, purpose, and basics of Polynesian tattoos, the course will teach you the creation process, how to choose the symbols correctly, and how to lay them down to create a meaningful tattoo that looks amazing.

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You'll also get to know what are the most common mistakes and how to avoid them, as well as the best practices to follow.

  • Want to know the meanings of your tattoo?

  • Afraid to get something wrong inked?

  • Can't find reliable info that you know you can trust?

  • Wanna learn to draw Polynesian tattoos?


Join the ohana and gain access to all the videos and knowledge from the comfort of your home.

All videos are subtitled in English and each lesson is short and focused on one single aspect, making it easy to absorb and build upon the previous one.

  • Enrollment includes free updates for life.

Stop dreaming and start creating.
We'll be honored to see you on the inside!



  • 3 mins
  • 113 MB
Course structure
  • 3 mins
  • 120 MB

Cultural background

Learn about the cultural aspects of tattoos, their purpose, styles, and symbols

  • 5 mins
  • 242 MB
  • 5 mins
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  • 7 mins
  • 353 MB
  • 6 mins
  • 290 MB

Basic concepts

The Basics to understand and create meaningful tattoos

  • 3 mins
  • 164 MB
  • 2 mins
  • 85.9 MB
  • 4 mins
  • 176 MB

Design process

From start to Finish. How to collect the info needed, organize and prioritize it to create tattoos that empower through stories.

Info collection
  • 7 mins
  • 350 MB
Prioritizing the meanings
  • 6 mins
  • 319 MB
Choosing the elements
  • 5 mins
  • 228 MB
Drawing the draft
  • 4 mins
  • 189 MB
Finalizing the tattoo
  • 5 mins
  • 371 MB
Process wrap up & final notes
  • 2 mins
  • 99.6 MB

Real life examples

Tattoos creation examples from over the shoulder

Upper back
  • 16 mins
  • 881 MB
Calf sleeve
  • 12 mins
  • 719 MB
Half sleeve
  • 8 mins
  • 462 MB

Course materials

Find here some downloads to make your life easier

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Good to know!

Tips & tricks, common mistakes, and best practices
  • 6 mins
  • 329 MB

It also includes

The Polynesian Tattoo Handbooks

The Polynesian Tattoo Handbook vol. 1 & 2

$22.04 value
We added this books to the course to help you dive deeper into the culture and to get to know all the symbols you'll need to start working: 600+ symbols and variants along with their meanings, collected and ordered by style.

3 additional video examples

$30 value
Practice makes perfect.
The three real life examples in the course are a great place to start, but 6 are twice as good!

More resources

$10 value
  • Hi-res printable posters of the most used symbols for the main meanings
  • Quick reference dictionary listing possible symbols for over 200 meanings

Meet the author

Roberto Gemori has studied and designed Polynesian tattoos for over 20 years.

He is one of the founders of TattooTribes and PolynesianTattooSymbols, two of the leading websites about Polynesian tattoos and their symbolism.

He wrote two books (included in this course) called "The POLYNESIAN TATTOO Handbook" (Vol. 1 & 2) to shed some light on this complex and fascinating tradition.

Got questions?

We’ve got answers.

Can a non-Polynesian get a Polynesian tattoo?

Yes, and no.
Polynesian tattoos basically use two kind of symbols and patterns: some of them are considered tapu, which means "sacred", while others are considered noa, or "common, not sacred".
Tapu elements should only be used by people who are entitled to them by family and descent, after proper ceremonies are held, while everyone else should only use noa elements for their tattoos.
All of the elements presented in the course are noa, which means that you can use them all without fear of including symbols that you are not allowed to wear.

Do Polynesian people consider disrespectful if others get a Polynesian tattoo?

No, and yes.
It depends on how you approach Polynesian art and, ultimately, culture. Plain copying someone else's tattoo is always disrespectful, because you are stealing their own story. This values for Polynesian tattoos as well as for any other.
Creating a Polynesian tattoo that tells your own story and being able to say what it represents, shows that you acknowledge and respect the importance of such tattoo and therefore it is not seen as disrespectful. It shows your appreciation and admiration for Polynesian art and culture.
Remember: a Polynesian tattoo is never just a nice design and that's why we created this course!

Does the course guarantee results?

If you take the course and follow our step-by-step-process, yes, you will definitely see results!
If you are familiar with our work, you know that we guarantee for it, and this course is no exception.
There is no other course that teaches Polynesian tattoos like this one does.
There is no other course at all, in fact, and we are so sure of the value it delivers that it's backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.
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Is the course easy to follow?

And to implement, yes.
We split the whole design process into easy, actionable steps, and you just have to follow them in the suggested order to go easily from the empty page to the final design!

Is this course for me?

If you want to know more about Polynesian tattoos, understand their symbolism and maybe draw your own, it's perfect for you as it is designed for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

And if you're a tattoo artist or apprentice looking to expand your knowledge to see more happy customers, you're actually just one click away from achieving it.

Plus, our 30-day money-back guarantee really makes this a no-brainer... give it a try and you'll see by yourself!

Our students say

It was clear and simple, a really good introduction to drawing Polynesian tattoos. Recommended.

Kosi R.

Awesome! Really excited to put into practice what I learnt!

Mark R.

Very well put together and highly insightful; it covered most everything a beginner would need to know.

Will S.

Finally a resource that teaches real Polynesian tattoos. Thanks for putting it together. Mahalo.


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