"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom"
I know that Maori/Polynesian culture was less than perfect. My Grannie's ancestors kept slaves. The size of the moko indicated social status. But the presence of the moko indicated equality.
But we have strayed well away from the original poster's issue.
I love too, and I hope to be tattooed one day from her....then...what do u think!...american society is open-minded with this subject or is not???...or depens of the State???...
Great grandmom Silas...and I love the way to do tattoos in ur culture....There're many tattoo artists who their speciallity is Maori's tattoo and they do their works with the real meanning and way to do this type of tattoos...love it!...kiss
They certainly seem to be more accepted these days. There was a time when people thought that tattoos were only for prisoners and sailors but very often you will see people at work with tattoos on display with no attempt to cover them up. My brother's arms are tattooed and he always wore long sleeves for job interviews and his first few weeks at work. Until he noticed that most of the men were walking around with tattoos on display on their arms and necks. There are many things that used to be considered 'not the done thing' that are accepted now.
The only thing that I can think of that has gone the other way is smoking. It used to be normal to see people smoking in offices, in restaurants, on public transport (even aircraft) and in films. Now most smokers find that people look at them in disgust when they light up in the few places left for them to smoke.
Absolutelly agree Tss:
There's a long story and history in tattoo skills...that's only when the person who make them, make them like a representation of his-her life of course...I don't mean a little cartoon on your back!...lo!...but to find a love relationship are these tattoo works a problem for the rest?? or the prefer guys or girls without tattoos or a little bit tattooed not at all??...thanks for your reply!