Samoan women are tattooed from the knee to the top of the thigh. As can be seen in Greg Semu’s 1994 photograph, a woman’s pe‘a tattoo (sometimes called a malu) is less elaborate than the male pe‘a.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Photograph by Greg Semu, 1994
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