Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tattoo Stories

Christchurch. July 2009. Ajr
My eye is always caught by striking pattern and colour and in this photograph they come together with the beauty of traditional Maori ta moko (tattoo) - an art that translates a person's individual and unique ancestry and life story onto their body, which is why you should never copy ta moko. I especially love this tattoo. It's beautifully designed and it has a clarity that appeals to me; and I love the way its organic curves contrast with the hard-edged geometric shapes of the wearer's clothing.

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