Malu is a word in the Samoan language for a female-specific tattoo of cultural significance. The malu covers the legs from just below the knee to the upper thighs, and is typically finer and delicate in design compared to the malofie, the equivalent tattoo for males. The malu was traditionally applied to young women in the years following puberty.
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