In the Maori tradition, tattooing is a distinction that people deserve and each tattoo is unique, telling the life of the one who wears it. Succumb to the symbolism of tribal tattoos.
In Tahitian, Maori means “in confidence”, “Come, welcome !”. In the Maori tradition (the whole Polynesian triangle: from New Zealand to Easter Island via Hawaii, Tahiti, the Marquesas, Fiji, Samoa, all islands, archipelagos, atolls of the South Pacific...!), the symbolism is rich and exciting... and very different from ours. We offer you many Maori motifs and explain their meaning and the history they carry in them. The Maori believe that the tattoo is of divine origin: the gods brothers Mata Mata Arahu and Tu Ra'i Po fell in love with a young woman Hina Ere Ere Manua. They had the idea of tattooing the body to seduce her. The tattoo was then passed on to men and it remained a means to seduce. Moreover, Maori women were more attracted to tattooed men especially because it is considered a symbol of power, virility and wealth. Indeed, men were tattooed after every war victory and trial of life.
But tribal tattoos are also those of American Indians with legendary dream catchers, those of Indian elephants, ganesh, Japanese kanji and geisha, Nepalese buddhas, Chinese dragons and Celtic tattoos. Not forgetting religious tattoos like crosses and effigies of Jesus.
Whether you wear them for their symbolism or for their aesthetic aspect, you will appreciate the fineness of the details, the realism of the drawings and the colors of the motifs.