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He has also undergone scarification - a form of facial branding - and had his left eyeball tattooed

Britain's most tattooed man has silicone skull implanted in chest

Mau Moko. The World of Maori Tattoo

Moko is the Maori art of facial or body tattooing. It is an expression of personal, social and tribal identity. Dating back hundreds of years, the art form is undergoing a resurgence as New Zealand's Maori reassert their cultural tradition.

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Maori man in kiwi cloak making traditional threat gesture, Rotorua, New Zealand by Frans Lanting. This is really what the Maori looked like when they did the traditional warrior dance for us.

Photo John Hillelson Agency.  Tomika Te Mutu, 19th century Maori chief

Just look at the fierce challenge in his eyes.

Tame Iti is a high profile Tuhoe Maori activist in New Zealand. He grew up in the Urewera area, and in the late 1960s and 1970s was involved in protests against the Vietnam War and apartheid in South Africa, and in many Māori protest actions. His ability to court controversy and his full facial moko make him well recognised.

Maori freedom fighter Tame Iti Members of the Maori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa (known to many by its colonial name "New Zealand

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Maori warrior challenging a stranger to the Mari (meeting place). New Zealand

Maori Moko | Maori man with a facial Ta Moko tattoo | WE ARE THE WORLD/CULTURES

Like this only the spirals were on my forehead. Maori man with a facial Ta Moko tattoo. Not that I would ever get this kind of tattoo, but I find the tattoo traditions of different cultures fascinating!

How to Make Homemade Tattoo Ink from Natural Ingredients: Many tattoo inks were prepared using burnt wood ashes. Traditional Maori tattoo ink has been made this way for hundreds of years, if not longer.

The earliest tattoo inks came from nature. Here's a homemade tattoo ink recipe that uses simple, non-toxic natural ingredients.

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