You are correct, Maori tattooing, or Ta Moko, in particular has been very controversial. It started around 2007 particularly when a lot of fashion icons started using Ta Moko designs in their clothes. The problem with this being that the Ta Moko is sacred and has a religious aspect. In order to reconcile the sacred use of Ta Moko and the industrial demand a new style of design has come up called Kirituhi. This literally translates to “Drawn Skin” and is styled like the Ta Moko, but doesn’t use any of the sacred symbols or designs. It just looks like Ta Moko. So to answer your question I would look up examples of Kirituhi, and base your ideas off of that style.
Correct answer I suppose, but tā moko do not have a religious aspect. They represent your family as well as important events.
The other month, a man got a full pū kanohi (full face moko) because his daughter died from cancer. He got the tattoo to remember her as well as to show that he will carry that pain all his life. So, not really religious at all.
I would suggest looking into Lego’s brand Bionicle and how the company resolved issues with making their Maori based toy line respectful towards Maori culture.
I had not heard about this.
One of the really cool parts of this was that the Maori representatives didn’t bar Lego from using Maori words, but wanted to make sure that they were used accurately and respectfully, and Lego obliged. One of the good cases where cultural appropriation was dealt with civilly and still encouraged the spreading of that culture.
The chip is a 20-millimeter square, about 7 millimeters thick, and each day, it dispenses 30 micrograms of a hormone called levonorgestrel, which has already been used in several kinds of contraceptives.
A woman can turn the device on and off with a click off a button so unlike other contraceptives a woman doesn’t have to go to a clinic to deactivate it. It also lasts up to 16 years.
The chip is implanted under the skin of the buttocks, upper arm, or abdomen
It was developed developed by MicroCHIPS of Lexington, Massachusetts, the device will begin testing in 2015. The goal is to have it on the market by 2018.
so when u get turned on you turn it on
This is what terrifies me about the ocean.
the few times I’ve gone snorkelling this is the most intensely scary but amazing thing about it, the bit where the reef ends and it suddenly just drops off and you cant see the bottom or what’s down there, and you swim over the edge and suddenly your in open water, and you feel so vulnerable like you’re a fish that lives on the reef, and you finally understand finding nemo
you finally understand finding nemo
this looks absolutely terrifying