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Tatau Manaia

Address: 214 Tafuna Road Pago Pago 96799

Coordinate: -14.2781:-170.702

Phone: 1-684-254-5197

Tatau Manaia is based in American Samoa. We can do a wide range of custom-designed tattoos including samoan-polynesian tattoos, lettering, etc.Artist: Duffy Hudson, Tatau Manaia Studio Years Experience: I first started tattooing over 15 years ago in Hawaii. I first practiced tattooing on my friends from the neighborhood. I was always into art and drawing since my early grade school days. My neighborhood friends knew this and were the first ones to get me to build my first tattoo machine so that I could tattoo taulimas and lettering on them. It was off and on for the tattooing for a few years until about 9 or 10 years ago. When I started tattooing more often. By then I got my first professional tattoo machine, needle, and equipment from my cousin, Jon Apisa. Education: The most important part of my tattoo experience and education was my art education. Art has always been a part of me since my grade school days. I was usually the best (drawing) artist in my class throughout school years. In high school, graffiti art was my hobby. In college, I used my elective courses taking art classes. This included drawing, painting, indigenous arts, and a few other art classes, even though I wasn't a fine arts major. I credit Reggie Meredith from ASCC for showing me that there was much more to art than just drawing and graffiti. I did end up getting my BA degree in Business and Communication. I believe that every great tattoo artist was a good artist before he/she became a great tattoo artist. Not the other way around. My tattoo education was very crude. I didn't have anyone to apprentice under. It was basically a "trial and error" kind of learning experience for most of my first years of tattooing. I finally got back in touch with a couple of old friends that were tattooing in Hawaii for a living. In fact, at that time, they both had just opened their own tattoo shops after years of working out of someone else's shop. My friends, Akiu Sale of House of Ink- Hawaii, and Steve Looney of Pacific Soul Tattoo- Hawaii, gave me tips and advice on almost everything to do with tattooing including machine maintenance, the importance of cleaning and sterility, proper tattoo equipment, where to order and correct use of different needles and equipment. They became my mentors. They always had time to help with whatever questions I had. They even gave me supplies (needles, ink, machines, and tubes, etc.) to help every time we met up. Tattoo Specialty: The tattoos that I excel at are Samoan-Polynesian tattoos and tattoo lettering. I like to do these and incorporate them in sleeves, shoulders, back, "sock", taulimas, tauvaes, etc. I also like Japanese-style tattoos. I do most "free-hand" but, I will use stencil when necessary. Awards: I have always been a regular participant of Tisa's Tattoo Fest over the years. I think I participated in 10 Tatttoo Fests. At these I have also won awards. Some of the awards include: Best Taulima, Best Tauvae, Best Shoulder/Sleeve, and Best Female categories. My artwork isn't limited to tattoos.I have also displayed my artwork in several art shows. Over the past few years, I became an active member of the 'Motu O Salaia Artists Association' in American Samoa. Additional Information: - I am a licensed Tattoo Artist. - I operate a licensed Tattoo Studio, Tatau Manaia" - I also create and sell custom designed artworks/paintings, along with custom designed T-shirts/apparels. Acknowledgments: - Christina Apisa Hudson - Reggie Meredith, ASCC Art Department - Akiu Sale, House of Ink Tattoos - Steve Looney, Pacific Soul Tattoos - Laura Naylor, Monarch Tattoos - Tisa Faamuli, Tisa's Tattoo Fest - Sina Auva'a Hudson, Tatau Manaia Studio

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Art by Duffy

Reach out to Tatau Manaia @duffy1_tatau_manaia for your next tattoo πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ€™πŸΎ #tattoo #samoantattoo #tataumanaia #Duffy1 #tataumanaiatattoostudio #ofu #manuatele #americansamoa #samoa #hawaii #tattoo #tatau πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #mygodisawesome #blessed #tyjesus

Repost. This was an honor to do because client brought a drawing that was done for him by the legend Sam Ueligitone. Also put it alongside an original tattoo by my uso Su’a Wilson Fitiao. Thank you Mike for the opportunityπŸ™πŸΌ #nofilter #freehand #kraken #tatau #tattoo #krakentattoo #manaialetatau #manaiatatau #tataumanaia #amerikasamoa #Godisgreat

Repost #tataumanaia #tattoosbyduffy #manaialetatau #polynesiantattoos #samoan #art #amerikasamoa Happy Friday folks! Pc: Cassie Mahuka

Taeao manuia πŸ€™πŸ½ #tataumanaia #amerikasamoa

Culture #tualima

Tattoos by Duffy

Title: β€œBlue World Snapshot”- the underwater world through the eyes of a modern day tattoo artist.

Shoulder piece #manaia #tattoosbyduffy

Letterings

Aloha Friday!πŸ€™πŸ½

I was able to bring to life this client's vision/idea. Grateful for the opportunity. Thank you, Kristan. The lightning bolt is the connection to her work as a #meteorologist . #polynesiandoublehulledcanoe #navigatoroftheseas #freehand #nostencil #nofilter #tattoo #samoantattoo #tataumanaia #Duffy1 #tataumanaiatattoostudio #ofu #manuatele #americansamoa #samoa #hawaii #tattoo #tatau πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #mygodisawesome #blessed #tyjesus

Rejoicing in heaven. Alex & Anthony, dearly missed, bless you both. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’™ #letters #handpainted #tattoo #samoantattoo #tataumanaia #Duffy1 #tataumanaiatattoostudio #ofu #manuatele #americansamoa #samoa #hawaii #tattoo #tatau πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #mygodisawesome #blessed #tyjesus

Happy Tuesday! #tataumanaia

Tauvae

Here’s a #tbt from FB. Two years ago today. #tatau #manaia

More Names βœ” #toilolo #letters #lettering #freehand #tattoo #samoantattoo #tataumanaia #Duffy1 #tataumanaiatattoostudio #ofu #manuatele #americansamoa #samoa #hawaii #tattoo #tatau πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #mygodisawesome #blessed #tyjesus

Daughters' Names #letters #lettering #freehand #tattoo #samoantattoo #tataumanaia #Duffy1 #tataumanaiatattoostudio #ofu #manuatele #americansamoa #samoa #hawaii #tattoo #tatau πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #mygodisawesome #blessed #tyjesus

#manaia #tatau

Blessed with the opportunity to tattoo Ese, my friend Enrique's wife. Glad to meet you Ese. #tattoo #samoantattoo #tataumanaia #Duffy1 #tataumanaiatattoostudio #ofu #manuatele #americansamoa #samoa #hawaii #tattoo #tatau πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #mygodisawesome #blessed #tyjesus

Be like Glenn from #saipan and catch the #wave 🌊 to Tatau Manaia Tattoo Studio πŸ‘€ to get your next tattoo πŸ€™πŸ½ #freehand #nostencil #nofilter #tattoo #samoantattoo #tataumanaia #Duffy1 #tataumanaiatattoostudio #ofu #manuatele #americansamoa #samoa #hawaii #tattoo #tatau πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #mygodisawesome #blessed #tyjesus

Leg Piece

#tattoosbyduffy

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#tattoosbyduffy #manaia #tattoos #art #tatau #amerikasamoa

Another #tualima #malu #samoanhandtattoo #freehand #nostencil #tattoo #samoantattoo #tataumanaia #Duffy1 #tataumanaiatattoostudio #ofu #manuatele #americansamoa #samoa #hawaii #tattoo #tatau πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #mygodisawesome #blessed #tyjesus

Did my first Solomon Island tattoo. #pacificislandkinetingz #solomonislands #freehand #nostencil #tattoo #samoantattoo #tataumanaia #Duffy1 #tataumanaiatattoostudio #ofu #manuatele #americansamoa #samoa #hawaii #tattoo #tatau πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #mygodisawesome #blessed #tyjesus

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