Due to the many enquiries about Ta Moko, the Maori form of tattooing, this page has been written. It is by no means complete, but instead, a start to a very large and diverse subject.
The most important thing to realise, is that Ta Moko was not skin deep tattooing that is seen today. Ta Moko was the carving of the area, finely chiselled.
|This is a sample of wood that has been carved. Note the lines and the grooves that can be seen.|
|This is a sample of Ta Moko that has been carved onto a face. Note the lines and the grooves that can be clearly seen.|
|This is another sample of Ta moko on the nose area.|