Maori tattoos are not just popular among the native countries of Australia and New Zealand. In fact the maori art was loved and praised by many art scholars around the globe in 19th and 20th century. There are around 750 thousand native maori people in Australia and New Zealand.
Here we have selected 50 amazing maori tattoos that are inspired from maori culture-
Ta Moko Tattoos
1. Ta Moko is usually different from tattoos and was inked on the face of maori people. You might not want a face tattoo but you can have the patterns inked on other part of body.
2. As Maori were geographically isolated from the rest of the world so an anchor tattoo and a star of david tattoo will be really meaningful tattoo design which shows how far they travelled across the world.
3. New Zealand inhabited unique animal species during the 1200s. You can get tribal tattoos in maori style of such animals.
4. How much ink would be used in tattoo defined the importance of tattoo in maori culture. Try blackwork maori tattoo if you have deep roots in maori civilization.
5. Like many Polynesian subcultures, Maori warriors too were fond of chest-shoulder armour tattoo. Here is one unique design.
6. Maori loved their weapons so one thing you can try is a shield like tattoo on your body like this.
7. Maori tattoos are very unique in style. Check out this maori tattoo yourself which shows how a anklet band tattoo is stretched up to the toes.
8. Just like many medieval culture Maori people too considered sun as god. It is visible from many ancient maori sun tattoo designs.
9. While I think trying ancient maori tattoos is better idea yet many people like to try normal tattoo design in maori style.
10. Elephants were limited just to the European culture but it would be a nice idea to try an elephant tattoo in maori style.