Taema and her sister Tila Faiga (Tila the sportive) were the Goddesses of Tattooers. The sisters brought the art of tattooing to Samoa from Fiti. As they swam, the sisters sang a song that women get the tattoo, not men. But as they neared the village of Falealupo at the western end of the island of Savai'i in Samoa, they dived underwater to get a clam. When they emerged, their song changed. Only men get the tattoo, not women.