maori tattoo on arm Maori tattoo, aka Moko, is one of important representative tribal tattoos, which is a practice done by the indigenous Polynesian people in New Zealand.
Traditional moko is different from tattoo marking the skin with ink and needles, in that it is carved into the skin, leaving the skin with grooves, rather than a smooth surface. It’s a painful process while Moko is important to Maori people as persons with moko (Maori tattoo) represent they have higher social rank or status.
Today people who love Maori tattoo don’t have to experience the painful process as the indigenous Polynesian people. And it’s is also not limited to facial tattoos, but often inked on arms, shoulders. Moko can be seen as a cultural identity and is visual language that connects to old culture. Now let’s take look at the collection of 35 awesome Maori tattoo designs and let us know which one do you like in the comment.
Armor of Wyrms, day 10. Tattoo of the ages
Maori tattoos for women
polynesian tattoo by pink
Polynesian project, chest finished
Maori with flower
maori ribs tattoo
polynesian tattoo by jinxiejin
Tribal and Canarian symbol tattoo
Freehand Polynesian Tribal similar to “the Rock” Dwayne Johnson
Freehand Polynesian Tribal
Maori / Polynesian shark full sleeve 2
Maory polynesian sleeve
Maori tribal II
Polynesian-styled half sleeve
Maori tattoos lily
Maori Style Tattoo
Draven’s Tattoo II
34 Maori Throat Tattoo On Clyde