Ta Moko, Maori tattoo is sacred to the Maori people and all the people of New Zealand/Aotearoa. It is ours, our Taonga. Moko identifies our history and is a bridge to our future, it is our treasure. We own it. Other nations and cultures in the world have abundant variations of ways to scarify or mark or tattoo their bodies, Moko is ours, it which defines us from the rest. It helps us to understand our turangawaewae, our sense of place, where our feet stand on our turning earth, our whenua.
mokoAio on Instagram: “First Moko for Michele, thank you for trusting me to do your first tā moko(Maori Tattoo).…”
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How to Choose the Perfect Design for Your Tattoo – Tattoo Splendor
Now that you are certain that you want to get inked, the next thing for you to do would be to get a tattoo design that you will be proud of and won’t regret. In this article, we’re goin…
Welcome to Sunset Tattoo, one of New Zealand's finest custom tattoo studio's, located in the heart of Auckland City. We have highly experienced tattooers who provide the best quality custom tattooing, including Western Tradtional, Japanese, Maori Ta moko, pacifica, and many more. All enquiries welcome, and we love walk ins!
125 Top Rated Polynesian Tattoo Designs This Year - Wild Tattoo Art
Polynesian tattoo has transformed itself into a popular type of art, ever since it was developed in countries like Samoa and Tonga. In the latter country, warriors decorated themselves with tattoos beginning from the knees, right up to their waists. These tattoos either came in tribal patterns, or geometrical ones – In particular, bands, triangular shapes, and spaces filled with black ink. Priests who have been trained for years and obeyed rituals were the ones responsible for the tattooing…
Tristan Marler — sunset tattoo
Tristan Marler Tristan is of Te Rarawa descent, from the Hokianga in the far north. He is trained in Whakairo Rakau (traditional wood carving). He has been blending his knowledge of carving and Maori art over to the art of Tattooing. Tristan is now tattooing full time, and specializes in Ta Moko, Blackwork, pattern work, geometric and dot-work tattoo styles.