I created a Polynesian half sleeve tattoo design for my brother, displaying many of the typical patterns shown in Polynesian art. This is a very detailed freehand piece, completed only in black pen and pencil.
Maori tattoos - The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand, aka Aotearoa. Moko used to be representation of one’s social rank or status. Today it’s strong visual statement of one’s culture identity. Maori tattoos feature intricate spiral or round lines and patterns with mysterious Maori symbols. Maori inspired designs are found in many of tribal tattoo designs.