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Amazing Polynesian Armband Tattoo
Maori tattoos are said to have originated in New Zealand. They started from a love affair between a very young man called Mataora and a princess whose name was Niwareka who was from the underworld. It is said that Mataora beat Niwareka which resulted to Niwareka going back to her father’s home. Mataora was left alone and during this period, he griefed having hit Niwareka and decided to look for her. He went and begged for forgiveness and Niwareka accepted it. Niwareka’s dad who was from maori tribe decided to teach Mataora the tattooing art which he learned and took it to the human world. Mataora tattooed this form of Maori tattoo as a reminder to avoid evil actions of beating his wife.
Meaning of Maori Tattoos
Maori tattoos had great significance among the maori tribe. One of the main meanings of this type of tattoo is the world beyond. A maori tattoo made up of a symbol of turtle is used to remind people of the world beyond life here on earth. A turtle leaves in the sea a place different from where people lives thus being used to bring out this meaning. This form of tattoo is also used to symbolize the balance between harmony and elements. This is brought out by use of the marquesas cross which is very symbolic in the maori tribe.
Moreover, this type of tattoo can also be used to symbolize source of natural wealth or brightness. This is brought out by use of the sun in the maori tattoo. The sun symbolizes these elements which makes the tattoo be used for the same meaning.
Maori tattoos can also be used to bring out the God like figure. This is very important to some people who belief by having such symbolism in their body, it will keep them off diseases or any disaster that may befall them. The maori tattoos are designed using creatures like gecko are believed to bring out the God like figure.
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