Maori Tattooing

Maori man with facial tattoos
Maori facial tattoos
The Maori are well known for their stunning and unique tattoos. Throughout Maori history tattooing, called ta moko by the Maori, has been an important part of Maori culture. Tattooing is an art form for the Maori and their tattoos are intricate and detailed works of art. The early Maori settlers of New Zealand brought this practice from their Polynesian homelands. On this page is a list of interesting facts about Maori tattooing. This information includes why the Maori wear tattoos, what types of Maori tattoos there are, and how the Maori were tattooed.
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Maori Tattooing Facts

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