Maori Inspired Tattoos (kirituhi)

Most of the tattoos (unless noted) here are Kirituhi. Kirituhi is the official name for a Māori-style tattoo either created by or made for a non-Māori person. The name comes from the words kiri (skin) and tuhi(to write, to adorn or to decorate). These custom-made designs are inspired by traditional conventions and can carry their own special meanings.