Sunday, November 9, 2014

My Uncle Semu Getting His Tatau

Previously I posted a blog post about how the progress of the tatau goes and how it generated.  Today I would just like to congratulate my uncle Semu and his fiance Juliana for completing their malu and tatau. Getting a tatau , to me , is an experience of a life time. Semu and Juliana's tattoos were done by a man named Tuifa├ísiga.  And recently a few days ago they had just received their blessing for their tattoo. 

Pese ole tatau song 



O le mafuaaga lenei ua iloa
O le taaga o le tatau i Samoa
O le malaga a teine to'alua
Na feausi mai Fiti le vasa loloa
Na la aumai ai o le atoau
ma sia la pese e tutumau
Fai mai e tata o fafine
Ae le tata o tane
A o le ala ua tata ai tane
Ina ua sese sia la pese
Taunuu i gatai o Falealupo
Ua vaaia loa o se faisua ua tele
Totofu loa lava o fafine
Ma ua sui ai sia la pese
Fai mai e tata o tane
Ae le tata o fafine
Talofa i si tama ua taatia
O le tufuga lea ua amatalia
Talofa ua tagi aueue
Ua oti'otisolo le au tapulutele
Sole Sole, ai loto tele
O le taaloga a tama tane
E ui lava ina tiga tele
Ae mulimuli ana ua a fefete
O atu motu uma o le Pasefika
Ua sili Samoa le ta'taua
O le soga'imiti ua savalivali mai
Ua fepulafi mai ana faaila
Aso faaifo, faamulialiao
Faaatualoa, selu faalaufao
O le sigano faapea faaulutao
Ua ova i le vasalaolao






1 comment:

  1. Wow that's amazing. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. Congratulations to your uncle and his fiance. Do you know what the translation for the song is? Well done Josephine!

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