Bringing back the art of Māori tā moko tattooing using traditional tools
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In New Zealand, tattooing is offering indigenous communities a way to "decolonise". Far from simple body art, traditional Māori tattooing, known as tā moko, can symbolise status and growth within Māori communities. After being at risk of extinction for decades under British colonial rule in New Zealand, tā moko is undergoing a revival. Now, a select few practitioners are bringing back traditional methods of tattooing using tools rather than machines.