Manu Farrarons is the founder of Mana'o Tattoo Studios.
He has created many styles of contemporary Polynesian tattoos that over the years have become artistic benchmarks on a global scale, like his fine and elegant feminine designs.
Since 1991, he has expressed himself in different Polynesian tattoo styles, but mainly in Tahitian / Marquesan motifs.
Tattoo artist for over 30 years, he has mastered the art of customizing tattoos to adapt to each unique body to offer maximum visual aesthetics.
After spending the first part of his career in Tahiti, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he opened Mana'o Tattoo LA.
His years in California were full of many artistic experiences, success and recognition.
Manu was inducted in the prestigious Who's Who in America in 2019 and the Who's Who In the World in 2020 for his professional integrity, his achievement in his field and his innumerable contributions to society as a whole.
Less than one year after its grand opening, his studio Mana'o Tattoo LA was awarded Best Tattoo Studio in 2019 and for a second consecutive time in 2020 in Studio City, CA.
In 2021, fulfilled by his experience in the United States, he made the decision to go back to his roots and tattoo in Tahiti for the time being.
Manu works now at Mana'o Private Studio, his private studio atop the hills on the island's west coast where you will enjoy a unique VIP experience.
To contact Manu and book your private session with him, please visit his website
Prizes and honors:
2021 - Featured in the August issue of the Polynesian women's magazine "Hine"
2020 - Inducted into Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
2020 - Interview article, "LA's most inspiring stories" in Voyage LA
2020 - Mana'o Tattoo Los Angeles was awarded Best Tattoo Studio in Studio City (2nd consecutive year)
2019 - Inducted into Marquis Who’s Who in America.
2019 - Interview article, in Tatt Mag.
2019 - Mana'o Tattoo Los Angeles was awarded Best Tattoo Studio in Studio City
2018 - Featured in the December issue of Tattoo Magazine USA
2016 - Best of Day - NZ Tattoo & Art Festival, Taranaki, New Zealand
2016 - Best Tribal artist - Art Gathering LA, Long Beach CA
2015 - Best Tribal Artist - INK N IRON , Long Beach CA
2015 - Air Tahiti Nui ambassador
2014 - Featured in the France Télévisions TV documentary "Tatau, la culture d'un art"
2014 - President Of the Jury - Polynesia Tatau Convention Tahiti
2013 - 1st Place in open category at the Polynesia Tatau international tattoo convention, Tahiti
2011 - Best Tribal Artist - INK & IRON, Long Beach CA
2010 - 2nd Best Polynesian (male) Sydney Tattoo Expo, Australia
2010 - 2nd Best Polynesian (female) Sydney Tattoo Expo, Australia
2008 - Best Tribal Artist - INK & IRON, Long Beach CA
2005 - Best of day, Tattoonesia convention, Moorea, French Polynesia