We were requested a Maori styled half sleeve. We prepared this one including inside the design some stylized korus (unfolding fern buds: new beginning), puhoros (the wake of the canoe through the waves: speed, remaining the same through change), shark teeth (strength, protection), to represent a new beginning built on the basis of one´s own past.
The filling can be plain black or styled like this one:
would this tattoo offend maori people? ie. does it have maori symbolic ties?
Not at all! We always take care to use kirituhi motifs, not to copy any traditional symbolic design, but always creating them in a style that resembles the traditional ones without being a mere copy. We have the greatest respect for every culture and tradition, and would never offend anyone!
If you have a request, send it from this link instead: custom request.
is there anywhere you can get a print of this tattoo that you could take to a tatooist includeing the inner design
by Baxter Allblack
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