At the same time and in stark contrast to Maori traditions is the visibility of tattoos online.
Now, tattoo artists can collect tens of thousands of followers on Instagram and can have months-long waiting lists for appointments.
The word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- from the Polynesian word ‘Ta’ which means striking something and the Tahitian word ‘Tatau’ which means ‘to mark something’.
The history of tattoo began over 5000 years ago and is as diverse as the people who wear them.
Te Rauparaha commences his invasion of the South Island, from Kapiti Coast. William Hobson is instructed to establish British rule in New Zealand, which initially becomes a dependency of New South Wales.
Colonel William Wakefield arrives on board the "Tory" with instructions from his brother Edward to buy as much land as possible for future colonists.
“Most artists now have an online portfolio which they can update at the touch of a button.
Social media enables artists to publish their work to a much wider audience than before.” And although tattoos easily hidden away at work, being inked on the face, neck and hands is still frowned upon across the world.
(external government link here : Treaty of Waitangi ) French settlers arrive at Akaroa just after the signing of the Treaty. Please be aware that this website is a personal homepage.Neutral adds that, just like most things, people respond to tattoos differently depending on the gender, race and place a person lives. The good news that in general, I think the world is becoming increasingly accepting of tattoos today.And that's great.” As for herself, she adds: “I tune the negativity out.” It gets exhausting.It would therefore be wise to cross check information which I have presented here.A list of many official New Zealand history sites may be found within my Links section.