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It was long ago when tattooing was considered a sacred ritual for the Maori people of New Zealand. Tattooing is an integral part of their life since it signifies a person’s transformation to adulthood. Maori people who are without a tattoo are considered worthless and have no important function in the society. Tattooing for them is also a show of their courage and bravery. Imagine being tattooed with a chisel on your face. That is right! Maori tattoo designs are done in the face not elsewhere on the body which makes it painful and difficult.
Nowadays, one can have Maori tattoo designs etched in other parts of his or her body. Well, that is, not necessarily on the face. A machine may also be used instead of a chisel which makes it more hygienic and less painful.
The Maori designs are very distinctive – the curved shapes and the spiral intricate patterns are characteristics of Maori tattoo designs. Although nowadays, one can’t have exactly the Maori symbols tattooed in their body since this could offend the Maori, the beauty and the intricacy of the Maori tattoo design captures the heart of other people. In this case they ask their artist to make a modified Maori tattoo design for them. People who are keen in expressing their uniqueness opt to have Maori tattoos since Maori designs are intricately unique. The intricate patterns in a Maori tattoo design may also be expressive of your personality.