Retour en haut de page

The Smithsonian Magazine: “This Polynesian Cruise Ship has a resident tatoo artist”


25/06/2021

Smithsonian Magazine released an article about Aranui’s tatooer

On January 6, 2021, the Aranui has been featured in an article by the Smithsonian Magazine, written by the journalist Lola Mendez. The journalist presents Eddy Tata, who provides passengers on the Aranui with Polynesian-style tattoos based on their life stories. Born on the 40-square-mile island of Ua Pou in the Marquesas, Eddy Tata learned to draw by watching his Uncle Moana Kohumoetini tattoo.

Read the full article by clicking here.

Extract:

“Tata’s childhood passion for drawing alongside his uncle has led to a celebrated career as a highly sought-after Polynesian tattoo artist. Currently, Tata is the resident tattoo artist on the Aranui 5, a passenger-freighter vessel making 14-day voyages between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. The 410-foot-long ship is the main lifeline for carrying supplies and tourists around the six islands of Marquesas, and aims to immerse passengers in the culture of French Polynesia. Ninety-seven percent of the staff and crew are Polynesian and hail from all five archipelagos in French Polynesia. The ship offers lectures on Marquesas history, culture and archeology as well as cultural enrichment classes on local dances and songs, making shell leis, and the Marquesan and Tahitian languages. As the onboard tattoo artist, Tata provides passengers with custom Polynesian-style tattoos based on their life stories.”


read also
The Aranui included in Matador’s Guide to Cruising the World
17/11/2023
The Matador's Guide published an article about the best cruises in the World. The Aranui is listed alongside other brilliant cruises to the Poles, in Iceland, in the Galapagos etc.
Aranui 5 Decks und Balkone
Conde Nast Traveler: "Aranui V offers a cruise like few others in the world"
16/10/2023
Journalist Scott Laird, of the Conde Nast Traveler, describes his experience of travelling aboard the Aranui as "Offering a laid back, thoroughly Polynesian voyage where passengers and crew freely mingle throughout the experience".
PASSION FOR FRESH IDEAS: "Q&A: MEET TIP THE DOG FROM THE MARQUESAS ISLAND OF UA HUKA"
14/04/2023
April 7, 2023, Passion for fresh ideas (UK) Passion for fresh ideas published an article about Tip, the rat detecting dog in Ua Huka, by Chantal Cooke.