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Polynesian / Maori half sleeve and chest plate 2

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Surreptitious72's avatar
Very good work and look.
May I ask if you had or have any "inspiration" or followed any traditional patern or was it all invented ?
Monk3ys-Tattoos's avatar
Some of the patterns are traditional but for the most part it is self invented.
Surreptitious72's avatar
Thank you very much for your answer.
I love this pattern and tatto, and overall tribal, however, wouldn't want to ink a pattern that would be completely...off the TRUE traditional patterns, If you know what I'm saying :)
(not saying yours is!)
Monk3ys-Tattoos's avatar
Most of the patterns are taken from the traditional style such as the sharks teeth and the flax weave but the general overall style is unique to Corey Weir (the artist). When you talk about Traditional Polynesian tattooing you have to remember that it was focused around certain body part such as the thighs, waist, belly button, butt, and in Maori tattooing the face. A lot of Polynesian cultures didn't tattoo the arms, chest or back. So when talking about a sleeve or a chest plate there isn't really any traditional patters specifically for those body parts. If that makes sense.
Surreptitious72's avatar
Yes, it makes perfect sense, and, thank you again for the explanation.
Red-Steel's avatar
that really looks great :D i plan on getting something similar done in the future
Mattsma's avatar
If I may ask, are you applying the tattoos the traditional way or with a needle? Either way it's so beautiful. Maybe a trip to NZ is in order just to see you :D
Monk3ys-Tattoos's avatar
All work is done with machine and needle.
Mattsma's avatar
Still very lovely :heart:
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