MARIO BARTH TATTOO BLOG

MAORI TATTOOS


Ta moko - Maori tattoos, or "ta moko", are tattoos that traditionally require a lot of thought and consideration within the Maori tribes. Maori tattoos took months of approval and planning on the part of the elders and other family members, and the design process would begin by taking into account the tribal history, which was the most important component of the moko. A lot of non-Maori people are getting moko designs tattooed on their faces as well as other parts of their body, many of which have improper significance. Robbie Williams and Mike tyson have gotten Maori tattoos much to the annoyance of many Maoris.