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An illustrated study of Ta Moko - New Zealand Maori Tattoo. #samoan #tattoo

An illustrated study of Ta Moko - New Zealand Maori Tattoo. #samoan #tattoo

All ‘e Same t’e Pakeha, oil on canvas by Charles Goldie, c. 1905

All ‘e Same t’e Pakeha, oil on canvas by Charles Goldie, c. 1905

The Maori tribe of New Zealand has practiced facial tattooing for thousands of years. Men typically tattoo their entire face, while women flaunted blue lips and chin tattoos as a sign of beauty.

The Maori tribe of New Zealand has practiced facial tattooing for thousands of years. Men typically tattoo their entire face, while women flaunted blue lips and chin tattoos as a sign of beauty.

Maori man from Hawkes Bay, c. 1870s // the facial tattoos are called 'ta moko,' accented with greasepaint in this photo // from Alexander Turnbull Library

Maori man from Hawkes Bay, c. 1870s // the facial tattoos are called 'ta moko,' accented with greasepaint in this photo // from Alexander Turnbull Library

Ngahui RangitaKaiwaho of Wairarapa. Dec 21st 1880 painted by Gottfried Lindauer 1839-1926

Ngahui RangitaKaiwaho of Wairarapa. Dec 21st 1880 painted by Gottfried Lindauer 1839-1926

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