Maori tattoos, the legend that originated this art

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Each filtering bag maori tattoos They are a very significant part of the culture of these people. With different designs in each tribe and thousands of different meanings according to their design, these tattoos are famous throughout the world.

What is perhaps not so well known about maori tattoos is the legend that originated them, as well as how to get a custom design of this style. Read on if you want to get a closer look at this style!

Rūaumoko, the god of earthquakes

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Legend has it that the first Maori tattoo originated almost with the conception of the world. Rangi and Papa, father heaven and mother earth, respectively, had a son, Rūaumoko. While in his mother's womb, Rūaumoko, who would later become the god of earthquakes and volcanoes, caused the earth to crack, which are considered the first tattoos.

There are versions of the legend that say that Rūaumoko ended up coming out of his mother's gut, while others claim that he stayed there to keep him company. In any case, as we said, he is considered the god of earthquakes, in addition to indicating the change of the seasons with his earth movements.

The ta moko and the kirituhi

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We have already talked about ta moko in other articles, so we will not dwell on the subject. Broadly speaking, the ta moko is almost exclusive to people of Maori descent, in fact, some people consider it a cultural appropriation when worn by a foreigner.

In contrast, the kirituhi, within Maori tattoos, tends to cover the shoulders and chest. If you are interested in this type of tattoos, the interesting thing is that you can get a personalized design, for which it is best to look for a specialist in this style.

We hope this article on Maori tattoos has helped you understand their culture more. Tell us, what do you think about these types of tattoos? Remember to leave us a comment!


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