Board of 4 maori temporary tattoos

In Polynesian culture, lizards and geckos are regarded as a form of appearance of gods by people. In the Australian Aboriginal culture, it is a symbol of regrowth, surviving from disasters. The turtle is the sign of fecondity and the dolphin will love to play on your arm or leg. Kiwi is one of New Zealand's symbol.

1 maori tattoo board 8 * 8 cm.

1,49 € tax incl.


Maori tattoos

The Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe trips. Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as the "Māori", with their own language, a rich mythology, distinctive crafts and performing arts. They have a form of body art, known as "moko" but more commonly referred to as Maori tattooing. The art form was brought to the Maori from Polynesia and is considered highly sacred. Often the tattoos were a symbol of rank, social status, power and prestige. For Maori, tattooing is a rite of passage, which meant it was highly revered and ritualised. The tattooing would begin usually during adolescence.

How to apply a temporary tattoo ? 

Press off clear plastic sheet.

Press tattoo firmly onto clean, dry skin with design facing down.

Wet tattoo thoroughly.

Hold the wet tattoo in place for 30 seconds.

Slowly slide the paper off your skin.

To remove the tattoo, use baby oil.

Tribal tattoos

Tribal tattoos have very expressive, rich, passionate, and ferocious design. It has the biggest variety of style because it depends on the diversity of different cultures and tribe’s traditions. Initially they were as attribute of identification for members of different races and cultures.

Tattoos and meanings

A tattoo is very personal and every person wears it for special reasons.