Ta Moko

Old Nov 6th 2011, 8:49 pm
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Our recent trip to Tauranga included a visit to the Taniwha shop to expand my ta moko to include our daughter Elizabeth.

Moera doing the outlining




Tonihi doing the shading




This is a manaia, a being that straddles the spiritual and physical worlds and will protect Elizabeth from harm


This is all about Elizabeth with elements to represent weaving, to symbolise the weaving together of our family, and water and earth to tie into nature.


They're all lovely people and made us feel at home there. As before, karakia were recited before and after the work.

Will take better photos soon, now that it has healed.

It took about three and a half hours and now I know why tattoos don't go over the elbow. 2cm away was close enough for me!
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Old Nov 7th 2011, 12:54 am
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Lovely but looks painful
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Old Nov 8th 2011, 2:29 am
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Little bit!
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Proper lovely Rob- but ouch!
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Nice tat Rob. How are you all doing?
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Tonihi - does he not have any tattoos? how unusual

told hubby I'm looking forward to getting another when I get out which he didn't seem that impressed about
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