MAORI POLYNESIAN TATTOO
TATTOO ARTIST SHANE GALLAGHER FROM AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND. NOW LIVING IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. WORKING FROM WESTSIDE TATTOO. SPECIALIZING IN MAORI, TA MOKO, KIRITUHI, POLYNESIAN AND JAPANESE. ALSO GRAPHIC BODY DESIGNS. CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maori fern tattoo with koru swirls
Hi, A few months ago I created a Maori fern tattoo design for a customer from New-Zealand, also named Aotearoa. The koru is the spiral shape of a silver fern frond and it is a symbol of growth, strenght and peace. This symbol is used in a lot of Maori art, carving and tattoos. My Kiwi customer from the Pacific Ocean asked me to design a tattoo to cover the full side of his body, from armpit to just above the hip. First I created a sketch with pencil for the rough outline of the fern. Then I…