The Resurrection of Uhi: Traditional Hawaiian Tattoo Art Uhi is a Sacred Communion Between an Ancient Past, the Present, and Far Reaching Future

Posted by - April 16, 2017

The ancient, nearly lost art of Hawaiian tattoo, or uhi, uses tools that were developed in Polynesia 2,000 years ago.  The practice is being resurrected in Hawai‘i by Kā Uhi master practitioner Keone Nunes, who appeared recently at the Pacific Ink & Art Expo in Lahaina, Maui. Nunes resurrected this indigenous practice from the depths of his and his ancestor’s recessed memory.  His calling has

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