MAORI TATTOOS

Maori Tattoos 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 Tattoos are usually done on the face. The facial tattoo gives details of the wearers 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 tattoos 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.