Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

soul m8z

Temporary tā moko skin transfers. Release date 1st October 2009 - four limited edition designs to choose from.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

tā moko @ Iwi Gallery

A return visit to Wellington coming up for those who have been keenly waiting for tā moko - please contact me in advance as places are filling up; julie@maoritattoo.co.nz. Dates are 1st to 10th of October which takes in the weekend of Māori Market in Porirua. Kindly hosted by the friendly people at Iwi Gallery, 19 Tory Street, Wellington; www.iwiart.co.nz.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

...wahine tū toa!!

People ask me about this back piece all the time so I have posted it here for comment. I love the photo because it is so statuesque and classic, yet Shelley kicks butt as a kick boxer - he wahine toa!!

The birth of ...

M'inx was born of a desire to see moko normalized and to foster a healthy identity around tā moko for teenage māori girls. She is also one response to a lack of role models for our young girls, both in literature and in visual media. M'inx is also about my own experiences growing up and will hopefully encourage other people to vigorously discuss aspects of tā moko and māori identity today.