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The UHWO Library has a number of books about tattooing in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, however; it might take some clever thinking to find them because many of them are not specifically cataloged as books about tattoos. Some art books may have information about tattoos or try a combination of "tattooing" with specific locations to find sources.
Here are some sample subject searches you might try:
Remember, if you find a book in Voyager that is not available at the UHWO Library, you can request it via our Intra-system Loan program. Please keep in mind that books take about 7-10 business days to arrive here and all Hawai'i-Pacific requests for the Mānoa campus are reviewed on an individual basis.
The titles listed below are the books that were displayed in the library. This list is NOT a comprehensive list of resources about the topic. Unless otherwise specified, the books can be found in the Hawaiʻi-Pacific Collection at the UHWO Library.
The UHWO Library subscribes to a number of databases that may help while researching tattooing in the Pacific. Each database has their own method for finding articles. If you need help searching, please see the librarian at the Reference Desk.
*Access limited to UHWO students, faculty and staff.
Open-access Journals available online (click on the title to open)
Available DVDs @ the UHWO Library