Maori Tattoo or Moko is a form of body art practiced by Maori people in New Zealand. The art form is considered highly sacred as each Moko contains ancestral tribal messages specific to the wearer. Maori Tattoo is usually done on the face. The facial tattoo gives details of the wearer’s lineage, origin, social rank or status. It is an important rite of passage for the milestone to step into adulthood from childhood.The great thing about Maori Tattoo is that to this day, no two tattoos are alike. Maori tattoos are one of a kind. Maori tattoo traditionally does not involve the use of needles; rather the Maori used knives and chisels made from shark teeth, sharpened bone or sharp stones. Fortunately, now you don’t have to go through this painful process to get yourself a Maori tattoo design. Maori Tattoo shows presence and a deep link to the Maori community. Maoris are a staunchly proud people, who take their culture very seriously. These Maori tattoos are widely seen around New Zealand, and increasingly, the world. Check out some of the amazing Maori tattoos below. Maori Tattoo Designs have always been a popular design choice but have gained more exposure in the last few years since the various forms of tribal tattoos have been more widely showcased as tattoos become a more commonplace and we are exposed to different tribes across the globe. The Maori Tattoo Designs, though largely preferred by men, are slowly gaining popularity among women as well. These can be designed and rendered in many ways. Traditionally, Maori Tattoo Designs are in black ink. The size can vary depending on the design and the location of the Maori Tattoo Design.

Maori Black and Grey Tattoo Designs