Maori Tribal Tattoo

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A Maori warrior's  facial tribal tattoos

A  Maori warrior’s crazy tribal tattoos

Tā moko is the word for the permanent body and face marking by the Māori, who just happen to be the indigenous people of New Zealand. No they were not in The Lord Of The Rings.

Ta moko tattoo‘s are different from your regular tattoo in that  the skin is carved by uhi or chisels not just punctured. So the Maori are left with deep grooves in the skin. Holy ouch Batman!

Ladies If you’re looking for a “real” man, look no further than The Maori. Hell of a lot of Tattoos!

 

 

 

photo credit: RaviGogna