Category Archives: Maori Tattoos

Maori Tattoo Designs

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The Maori are indigenous people that originated in New Zealand. They have a form of body art, known as moko but more commonly referred to as Maori tattooing. The art form was brought to the Maori from Polynesia and is considered highly sacred. Read More »

Maori Tribal Tattoo Designs

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Tribal tattoos have always been a pretty popular design choice but has gained more exposure in the last few years since the various forms of tribal have been more widely showcased. The Maori tribal tattoos, though largely preferred by men, are slowly gaining popularity among women as well. These can be designed and rendered in many ways as traditionally, Maori ... Read More »

Best Maori Tattoos 3

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Maori tattoos are a popular tattoo choice for many men. Although Maori tattoos are mainly worn by men, women do get such tattoos. Maori tattoos can be designed in a variety of different ways. Maori tattoo designs are traditionally done in black ink and vary in size. However, some tattoo artist put their own twist on this type of tattoo ... Read More »

Best Maori Tattoos 2

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When Mataora, a young warrior, fell in love with Niwareka, the princess of the underworld, she agreed to come aboveground to marry him. When he mistreated her, however, Niwareka went back to her father’s kingdom. Eventually, sick with guilt and with his face paint smudged, Mataora made his way down to the underworld to try to win her back. He succeeded, ... Read More »

Best Maori Tattoos 1

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Maori tattoos are among the most distinctive tattoos in the world and have their own identity amongst the Polynesian tattoos. Tattooing is a sacred art among the Maori people of New Zealand, and probably came to them from the islands of East Polynesia. Maori tattoo art is very beautiful, consisting of curved shapes and spirals in intricate patterns. Distinctive for Maori tattoo designs is the fact that they are ... Read More »