Polynesian totem face tattoo on guys leg
One of the most popular designs used in Polynesian tattoos for men is the totem or “tiki” face. This guy has a Polynesian totem face tattoo inked in black and white on his leg, and the tat portrays the profile of a tiki guy facing to the left. Tikis are statues that have human figures carved into them, and according to Polynesian culture, tikis were considered to be the ancestors of humans. Polynesian belief also says that tikis were the forces that drove out bad energy. In most Polynesian totem tattoos, the tiki is depicted with its eyes closed because it was believed that they had the ability to smell trouble approaching.