Tuesday, 22 November 2016

ABC Wednesday, T of Tattoo


Impressive portait of the tattooed chief, Tomika Te Mutu. Many Maori leaders were painted at the turn of the century by Gottfried Lindauer.

It was only the male who had his whole visage tattooed and in many cases the designs covered the body from knees to waist. 

 

Women had their lips and chins decorated with the traditional women's moko.






  

  Respected elderly lady with the traditional moko.

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with T

10 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

I have no tattoos, and don't want one, but I have seen nice ones.

ROG, ABCW

Leslie: said...

I have toyed with the idea of getting a small tattoo in an inconspicuous spot but haven't done it - yet. lol One of my daughters, though, has several including a large one on her upper arm - I must say it's beautiful artwork, but personally I think it spoiled her look on her wedding day. But that's just me.

Leslie
abcw team

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Although I have never wanted to have a tattoo, I certainly appreciate their artistry. Blessings!

Hildred said...

I always wonder how tattoos will look when you're old and wrinkled....

carol l mckenna said...

Fascinating post and photos ~ tattoo ~ unique choice for T ~ thanks ^_^

Norma Ruttan said...

When my husband and I visited Oahu, there was an area where we got to learn about other countries, NZ was one, where we saw a man with his tattoos. I find them interesting.
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Melody Steenkamp said...

Geweldig onderwerp Wil.... 1 van de onderwerpen waarin ik heel erg geïnteresseerd ben, en nee ik heb er niet zo veel hoor, slechts 1 op mijn rechteronderbeen.... maar zou er wel meer willen maar dn uiteraard niet in mijn gezicht

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Shooting Parrots said...

Full facial tattoos are what you get if you don't have the tv or the internet to keep you occupied :)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I can't stop looking at your header- gorgeous!

Suzy said...

I'm not a fan of tattoos. But the Maori Chiefs looked pretty impressive.