Friday, October 14, 2011


The Mauri culture is big on tattoos. It is an important part of who they are and there is no surprise that these types of tattoos are increasingly popular around the world. The significance of this type of tattoos began to decline, as European settlers began to arrive in New Zealand. The Mauri culture prides itself and has started to increase because tattoos begin to come back as the culture has embraced its symbolism.

Ta Moko is the style of the tattoo that is seen among men Mauri. Moko is the style seen in women. Mauri tattoos are known as the designs are bold and sweeping. They are suitable for almost every part of the body. Because tattoos symbolized a rite of passage for every stage that was important to represent them. This even included tattooed on the face. A jewel of a woman meant having her lips tattooed in blue. There are many Europeans who rejected it but it comes back, many Mauritanian women have the right to insist that tradition continue.

Mauri tattoos must be re-designed by a tattoo artist as a way to respect the culture. Some tattoo artists specialize in doing this and other tribal tattoo designs, so that different cultures do not be offended. This type of tattoos can often times be insulting if you do not like the Mauri culture.

If you are looking into getting tattoos Mauri you familiar with the culture. You should go for the appearance of both the Ta Moko Moko or just leave it and not any kind of cultural significance. Strive for some colors such as green, blue or black but can also be done in any color you choose. These designs look good anywhere on the body, such as the calf or around the arm.