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A weekly challenge that will leave you with 52 square inches of pure creativity!
This is a great exercise for those that don't have a minute to spare.
Imagine the end of the year....what will you create with your inchies???
How will you interpret the Inchie Word of the Week?
Create one square inch of art with anything, post it on your blog and Flickr
then leave a comment here with a link to your INCHIE.
An inch a week is all we ask...
but it's ok to miss a few

Every Inchie Monday began January 2, 2012 and we will continue it in 2020, a year that is all about the seasons
Every day is a national day of something and we are going to see what special days the Mondays are.
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Monday, March 12, 2018

Inchie Samoa

Historically there was no writing in Polynesian culture
so the Polynesian’s used tattoo art that was full of distinctive signs
to express their identity and personality.
Tattoos would indicate status in a hierarchical society
as well as sexual maturity, genealogy and ones rank within the society.
Nearly everyone in ancient Polynesian society was tattooed.
The turtle or honu is an important creature throughout all Polynesian cultures
and has been associated with several meanings.
Turtles symbolise health, fertility, longevity in life, foundation, peace and rest.
Source: The Polynesian Tattoo Handbook


  1. Love your drawing of the turtle tattoo.

  2. That is such a beautiful turtle, would be a stunning tattoo!


  3. A great image and so very evocative, lovely work! Dx

  4. I love the inchie, I love turtles! It is cool the meanings behind the tattoos

  5. I love your turtle! What an awesome inchie!