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claytoncubitt: “ Māori warrior, activist, and general badass, Vic Taurewa Biddle. Photographed in Auckland, New Zealand.

A Burmese woman with traditional facial tattooing, an ancient custom that is no longer practiced.

Burmese woman with traditional facial tattooing, an ancient custom that is no longer practiced.

George Nuku © Van Noordwijk Krijn . | George Nuku is a highly regarded Maori artist working in stone, bone, wood, shell, polystyrene and perspex. His works range from delicate jade and pearl amulets, stone sculptures of life-size figures through to two story high Polynesian demigods and Maori cultural heroes. He carries the traditions of his people handed down for thousands of years in artforms

embodied symbols in traditional and contemporary tattoos and body modification in the Pacific and Aotearoa / New Zealand. This is a photo of George Nuku,Maori master carver, sculptor artist and bearer of Ta Moko (traditional Maori tattoo).

le photographe Jono Rotman a capturé des portraits de plus de 200 membres du plus important gang Neo-Zélandais, les Mongrel Mob.

Portraits des membres d'un gang Neo-Zélandais

Portrait of a Maori man, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie, Hawaii

Photo by Art Wolfe . Maori man, Australia/New Zealand. Maori tattoos are part of the culture of the indeigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.

Moko Kauae (kawai); marks the accomplishment of the individual being tattooed within his/her personal growth. It signifies growth, maturity and successfully coming out of a liminal period.The moko kauae is representative of mana & bearers of this particular type of moko are known by the community for their positive contributions to the development & well-being of the tribe. It is also a signifier of belonging & of Maori identity and pride.

Moko Kauae (kawai); marks the accomplishment of the individual being tattooed within his/her personal growth. It signifies growth, maturity and successfully coming out of a liminal period.The moko kauae is representative of mana & bearers of this particular type of moko are known by the community for their positive contributions to the development & well-being of the tribe. It is also a signifier of belonging & of Maori identity and pride.

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