The Digital Journalist
© Chris Rainier
Maori gang, Auckland, New Zealand.

Some Maoris hark back to the tradition of tattooing and warring in the Maori culture to express their deep frustration in losing much of their original culture. Today, however, New Zealand is going through a tremendous renaissance of the tribal culture, including the revitalization of the sacred art of getting one's Moko - the Maori facial tattoo.

Beyond Our Horizons

Images from Chris Rainier's new book
Ancient Marks
The Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Marking