Christian Malietoa Brown, Shaneel Lal, Theo Farrow, Charlene Tedrow, and Disciple Pati discuss the age-long controversial debate of who can wear Pacific Tatau.
They discuss the meaning behind these traditional marks and the cultural significance. Christian explains his opinion of the sacredness of Pacific markings and how he believes they should be respectfully carried. While Charlene suggests where non-Pasifika should be getting their tattoo symbols from. The panel also unpacks what responsibility the tattooists have in this conversation of culturally appropriated Tatau and if the art has been commercialized for capital gain.
Hosted by Gee Gee Pikinga.
"Say It Wit Yo Chest" is a roundtable set up to discuss controversial topics and unpack unpopular opinions through a modern Pacific lens. It is conversations on topics we might not ever think about and topics we might be having debates about on a daily. Topics ranging from the impact of Cardi Bs WAP to the debate on the Samoan Malu.