Friday, 19 December 2014

Facts About Maori Tattoo Art

Tribal tattoos have always been a pretty popular design choice but has gained more exposure in the last few years since the various forms of tribal have been more widely showcased. The Maori tribal tattoos, though largely preferred by men, are slowly gaining popularity among women as well. These can be designed and rendered in many ways as traditionally, Maori are made in black ink. The size could vary depending on the design and the location of the Maori tribal design.

Maori tattoo art is very beautiful, consisting of curved shapes and spirals in intricate patterns. Distinctive for Maori tattoo designs is the fact that they are based on the spiral and that they are curvilinear. The most prevalent place for a Maori tattoo art was the face, probably a result of the cool New Zealand climate.
Ta Moko Tattoo

Ta moko, often referred to as Maori tattoo art, is the traditional permanent marking of the body and face by Maori. But ta moko is distinct from tattoo in that the skin is carved by uhi (chisels) instead of being punctured with needles. This leaves the skin with textured grooves, rather than the smooth surface of a normal tattoo.

Marquesas Cross Maori Tattoo

The Marquesas Cross is a popular Maori popular symbol. It carries great significance and tries to identify the balance between elements and harmony. Some archaeological studies also say that the cross is connected to the turtle shell. However, we must not overlook the beauty of this tattoo. It really looks stunning on the skin and gives you an ethnic and traditional look.

Spear Head Maori Tattoo

The Spear Head Maori tattoo art stands as a symbol of courage, wisdom and strength. It tries to express the image of a warrior and his great skills. The tattoo has very intricate designs and every line could stand as a symbol for something. It is very innovative and unique in appearance.

Ocean Maori Tattoo

Ocean Maori tattoos are very common. Some understand oceans as a symbol of death or the world beyond it. There are various patterns and designs available to choose from and people have really liked the idea as it makes your tattoo look strikingly amazing.

Flower Maori Tattoo

The flower Maori tattoo art  is very pretty to look at. It contains the image of a beautiful flower surrounded by tribal patterns. It is gorgeous in appearance and is best suited for women. It is worn mostly on the hip.

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