Polynesia Tattoo Arts -- Ta Moko Maori Tribal TattoosThe Maori are the native inhabitants of New Zealand whose ancestors w...
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Polynesia tattoo arts - ta moko maori tribal tattoos

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  • 1. Polynesia Tattoo Arts -- Ta Moko Maori Tribal TattoosThe Maori are the native inhabitants of New Zealand whose ancestors were migrants from the EasternPolynesia. The Polynesian arrived at New Zealand between AD800 to 1300 in several waves. Therefore theunique Maori tribal tattoos have been long time existence and are originated from the Polynesian culturesand arts.Ta moko, refers to tattoo in the Maori language, is a traditional spiral lines carved on the human body bythe Maori tribe. The instrument used for carving the skin was usually a serrated or a sharp-edge bone chisel,and the process in creating tattoos was extremely daunting, painful and long. The wearer would have tofast and stay away from eating solid foods until the wounds on the face were fully healed due to excessivepain induced by any movement. To the Maori tribe, tattooing was a sacred event. It was usually donetogether with the traditional flute music performance and poems chanting in order to help the wearereased the pain while the skin was cut extensively with curved patterns.The ancient Maori men usually wore ta moko tattoo arts on their faces, buttocks and thighs. The womenwould carve their Polynesia tattoo lines on the chins and lips. All these Maori tribal tattoos were visualsigns that convey the wearers?tribal identity, social status, family ranking, ancestry and spirituality. Thispractice has been there for over one thousand years. Only the prominent Maori group wore body arts, andfor those who did not wear any ta moko were considered to have no social status. If you decide to wear tamoko, be sure to pick a design that does not carry any special attributes of the Maori tribe.Modern Polynesia tattoo designs are great expressions of uniqueness, style and fashion, and they havebecome increasingly popular among body art lovers. Ta moko tattoo arts are symbol of sacrifice, braveryand respect due to their traditionally long and painful process to acquire them. Maori arts are creative andbeautiful with their complex curved patterns and spiral shapes. Contemporary ta moko patterns are usuallyblended with Celtic tattoos to form new distinctive designs. Ta moko lines have become one of the mostimportant sources of tribal arts around the world as Maori arts have their own uniqueness and specialcharacteristics among the Polynesian arts.Ta moko tattoo designs look superb to be worn on the shoulder rather than on the face. The most popularMaori tribal tattoos are of the medium and large sizes, and they appear in many different shapes, colors (orblack and white) and styles to suit the taste of all types of body art enthusiasts.Since tattoos will be with you to love forever, picking your perfect Polynesia tattoo patterns that give youthe utmost inspiration are important. It is always advisable to pre-select your designs before stepping intothe tattoo parlor. This is to prevent any last minute decision making in the parlor that may impact you forlife. Investing money and time doing research on books, magazines and internet will ensure that you getthe best body art option. You should make use of all available resources when searching and picking yourperfect body art designs.http://rihannatattooses.com

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