Samoan tattooist Tyla Vaeau explains the meaning behind the Malu patterns from her perspective as a Tatau practitioner.
Tyla goes through different symbols of the Malu and explains each of their significant meanings. She explores what they represent, how they've interpreted them, and the importance each of them holds in Samoan culture.
Cultural Refresh is a segment that explores cultural elements and practices that have been passed on through generations of Pacific Islanders. Whether you're learning something for the first time or jogging your memory the Cultural Refresh is for you! Rehashing traditional knowledge from the past for our current and future generations.