Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian people like to tell stories. Telling stories to the people by leaders is a way to publicize life and spread customs. These stories are part of Hawaiian oral culture. Hula dance is a native dance in Hawaii and a way of telling stories, because it requires singing carols. Hawaii has two different styles of hula dance. One is created by Polynesian aborigines, called kahiko hula dance. The other was created under the influence of western culture in the 19th and 20th centuries, called AUANA Hula.
Hula dance originated from the worship of God. In the past, people danced Hula on a platform with an altar dedicated to the goddess piler. Traditional costumes include wreaths, skirts, whale bones or dog bone Anklets. In contrast, today’s clothes are more dignified. Hula dance schools require women to wear long skirts and beautiful Mumu robes (wide robes), and men to wear trousers or Marlow (a piece of cloth wrapped around the body). Today we have collected some Hula Girl tattoos. I hope these tattoos can give you a deeper understanding of Hula.