To mata i haea ki te toroa-a-tai
Your face scored with the tattooer’s chisel (made of the albatross)
Extract from waiata-tangi, composed and chanted by chief Hori Tupaea (Ngai-Te-Rangi chief), of Tauranga, for his younger brother Hikareia, who was killed in battle by the Arawa in 1836 at the fall of Te Tumu Pa, on the coast between Tauranga and Maketu.
Ta Moko Sessions: Julie Paama-Pengelly
Ta moko artist Julie Paama-Pengelly talks about the challenges she's faced in a male-dominated industry and why she doesn't believe in the introduction of the term kirituhi to describe versions of ta moko.
Introducing Ta moko artist Julie Paama-Pengelly and the talented team of Tattoo & Art Specialists at Art + Body Mt Maunganui.
Check out the work of our Mount Maunganui based Studio Artists - we are proud to offer a comfortable, quality custom tattoo experience, Julie