Maori Tattoo Designs - Discover New Ideas For Your Next Maori Tribal Tattoos

Maori tattoo designs are highly popular although it is probably more accurate not to call them Maori tribal tattoos but Maori-inspired tattoos instead. This is because true, genuine tattoos of this type are only given within the original communities from where these originated. In this article, I want to help you generate new ideas and develop them so you can get closer to being certain what you want from your artist.

Maori Tattoo Designs For Men

Originally, Maori tattoos were worn mainly by the men and limited mainly to the face. This was done in the iconic rectilinear style that you would no doubt recognise if you saw it.

These days, it is not usual for many people to get their faces tattooed in this manner. Instead, the more commonly used designs are those featuring interesting geometric shapes, particularly spirals and curves. These days, most guys around the world usually get tattooed on the upper arm and sometimes in other areas too.

Maori Tattoo Designs For Women

Although original Maori women used to only receive very small tattoos, in today's international world the Maori tattoo (outside of the stereotypical upper arm tattoo for guys) is really considered to be gender-neutral.

One aspect of the tattoo that appeals greatly to both sexes today is the fact that it encloses an area of skin into complete darkness save for thin slits of uninked skin. This gives an effect very similar to a regular tattoo sleeve worn on the arm.

This type of tattoo is still not frequently seen on women but I have seen some amazing work done on arms and also around the torso.

Maori Tattoo Designs For Arms

These are the most common of all and there are several different styles. Most feature simple spirals and some go further to depict masks, and small tiled geometric shapes.

While most of them occupy just the upper arm, it is not uncommon to see a tattoo that extends into the adjacent chest area.

Also, compared to most arm tattoos, Maori designs on the arm are usually half rather than full sleeves.

Maori Tattoos On The Back

This sort of work is very rare indeed. If this is something you'd be interested in, I'd recommend finding an artist whose number one talent is Maori designs and speaking to him/her and checking out their portfolio. Maori tattoo work of this size demands a very good artist.

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