What do Hawaiian tribal tattoos mean?

That is a question with a complicated answer/ If you go to Hawaii (to anyone who has been seriously and gonestly trained in this type of the tattoo tradition) you will go to them, and the artist will ask you about your life, and your perosnality. through this, they will come up with a design or series of designs that the artist believes will fit you. many of these designs center around protection and luck, or ideas like creativity, travel, and things of that nature.

the actual process of hawaiian/polynesian tattoing itself is interesting, but that is a question for another day.