LOVINKIT TATTOO 墨子

Lovinkit Tattoo was founded in 2013. It is located in the heart of Sham Shui Po, an area that is transforming from a working-class neighbourhood to an upcoming hip and creative area filled with local craftsmen studios, vintage bike rentals, backpackers and more. Enjoy our passion and hope to see you soon!

New Zealand Navy welcomes first sailor with Moko

Congrtulations New Zealand! Please click the link below to watch the news. 

 

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/01/navy-welcomes-first-sailor-with-moko.html

 

 Tā moko is the permanent body and face marking by Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Traditionally it is distinct from tattoo and tatau in that the skin was carved by uhi (chisels) rather than punctured. This left the skin with grooves, rather than a smooth surface.

Captain James Cook wrote in 1769:

The marks in general are spirals drawn with great nicety and even elegance. One side corresponds with the other. The marks on the body resemble foliage in old chased ornaments, convolutions of filigree work, but in these they have such a luxury of forms that of a hundred which at first appeared exactly the same no two were formed alike on close examination.

The Tohunga tā moko (or tattooists) were considered tapu, or exceptionally inviolable and sacred.

(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tā_moko)