Tattoo artist for over twenty years, Po’oino Yrondi grew up in Polynesia, in the marquesas islands and Moorea.
There, he started getting tattoos and tattoo to claim the islands cultural identity. Thus he participated in the growing movement of tatau revival.
He then moved to Hawaii where he opened the tattoo shop “New Tribal Polynesian Tattoos. Continuing to tattoo the local and tourist community, his growing reputation led him to tattoo the actor Dwayne Johnson “The Rock”, which makes Po’oino Yrondi, one of the main references in Polynesian tattoo in the world.
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Throughout his career, Po’oino rubbed shoulders with all the big names in polynesian tattoo and his arts has enrich through these exchanges and experiences. Po’oino’s Tattoos are mainly marquesan inspired, however he doesn’t hesitate to create by drawing in other styles of the Pacific. His tattoos are original and unique while respecting the meaning and spirit of Polynesia. Po’oino Yrondi left the Polynesian islands ten years ago and since then Tattoos Polynesian tattoo lovers all around the world.