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O lau Malu.

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My personal Tattoo. Shared at Eduignite Auckland June 2014.

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O lau Malu.

  1. 1. O lau malu 1 @vanschaijik Name: Sonya Van Schaijik School: Newmarket School City: Auckland Role: E-Learning Lead Teacher ESOL Teacher www.svanschaijik.com
  2. 2. E iloa le tagata lona tulaga i upu e tautala ai @vanschaijik 2 Selenia Matalaoa Fonoti Thompson - my grandmother O le taimane o le matou aiga. “You can tell a person by their actions and words.” I am the little branch on her tree, whatever I do - she will always know. O au o se uputi o le laau o le gafa o lou aiga
  3. 3. O au matua o mea sina mai le Atua @vanschaijik 3 My parents Mum is Samoan Dad is Kiwi
  4. 4. O lou tina tausi @vanschaijik 4 My Godmother She got in right behind me
  5. 5. Teu le gafa @vanschaijik 5 Guardians of family history Family Matai Fonoti Kaeoalii
  6. 6. O au mamanu 6 @vanschaijik 1. Fa’avaetuli- cheron motif derived from the footprint of the sand piper. 2. Fa’agogo- terns 3. Fa’a ‘aveau- Starfish motif 4. Aso moelua -double lines sleeping together 5. Fa’atalalaupaogo- pandanus leaf barbs 6. Fa’a anufe- worm 11. Fa’a fetu Anthropologist Noel L McGrevy (discussion) McGrevy, Noel L. O Le Ta Tatau, Traditional Samoan Tattooing. Unpublished manuscript. Auckland: Culture Consultants International, 1989
  7. 7. Le Mata o le Malu 7 @vanschaijik 7. Mata o le laumei- stylised turtle eyes represent both my sons 8. Fa’a au’upega- net motif - represent connections 9. Fa’a atualoa- centipede motif 10. Fa’a ulutao- spearheads
  8. 8. 8 Tufuga Ta Tatau @vanschaijik Tui Fa’asisina Tulouena Sua -apprentice under both tattoo masters and was awarded both Samoan Tattoo Titles.
  9. 9. E le o se mea e tau faaalialia @vanschaijik 9 Some people say the malu is shown only when it needs to be shown. I say- Do you have a malu?
  10. 10. Process of tatau @vanschaijik 10 36 hours 6x days 6x hour per day
  11. 11. “A leai se gagana, ua leai se aganu’u. A leai se aganu’u ona po lea o le nu’u.” Aione Fanaafi Le Tagaloa @vanschaijik 11 A normal malu takes 8 hours. Malu valavala Mine took 36 hours. Malu gigi’i - detailing in the patterns.
  12. 12. O lau Malu o Mea Sina mai Samoa @vanschaijik 12 with the blessing comes responsibility
  13. 13. Uso ma aiga @vanschaijik 13 My sisters and family -support -cooking for the team and visitors -looking out for me
  14. 14. Ta Tatau @vanschaijik 14 Tools for the tatau and the rhythm.
  15. 15. Le Pea ma le Malu @vanschaijik 15
  16. 16. Samaga Pea @vanschaijik 16 Celebrations Connections to the past paving the way to the future.
  17. 17. @vanschaijik 17 Taofi mau i au mea sina subduerofconfusion.tumblr.com Vaemasenuu Zita Martel Samoa’s First female Fautasi skipper.
  18. 18. @vanschaijik 18 O lo’u malaga Revisiting with different eyes Falealupo
  19. 19. Some useful links. @vanschaijik 19 Sonya @vanschaijik www.youtube.com/ulimasao08 www.teachmeetnz.wikispaces.com www.slideshare.net/ulimasao +SonyaVanSchaijik www.instagram.com/vanschaijik www.svanschaijik.blogspot.com

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