How the Samoan Tattoo Survived Colonialismhttps://www.sapiens.org/body/samoan-tattoo/
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@hntooter @kirch interesting article, thanks for sharing! :)Makes me wonder what the shared linguistic root is for #tattoo / #tatau, as they seem very similar.
Maybe @allthingslinguistic knows?
@FiXato @hntooter @allthingslinguistic
seems the connection is direct: https://www.etymonline.com/word/tattoo
@kirch thanks! As I'd read the article before sleep, I'd forgotten to actually look it up myself.(The 'taptoe' was interesting as well; I'm Dutch, and I never realised its connection to closing the taps).
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