Tatau: Marks of Polynesia at the Japenese American National Museum

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia will present the 2,000-year-old origins and current practices of Samoan tattoo tradition in the land of its inception, with particular emphasis on the influential Sulu‘ape family and their disciples.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Thursday: 12 p.m.–8 p.m.*

Final visitor admissions are accepted 30 minutes before closing.

Closed Monday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Start Date

July 30, 2016

End Date

June 8, 2017


11:00 AM - 05:00 PM


100 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, California 90012

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