This is a backpiece inspired by maori artwork. I did this tattoo at Ultimate skin tattoo in Leeds UK on Lee.
A stunning Tribal work, maori backpiece by *nakedarttattoo is beautifully proportioned and takes best advantage of the negative space qualities of maori-style tattooing... a work of art to wear with pride. (
Hm, wow, interesting, and very gorgeous to look at. Is there any meaning behind it, or was it just the geometric patterns that inspired it. A lot of traditional Maori patterns reflect the person, and are usually done by a person who knows 'em.
I've never been too into tribal tattoos, but when it's done right, it is incredible. I guess this is one of those times because this is absolutely amazing, my favorite tribal work I've ever seen by far.
I think design-wise it's lacking a few more solid, strong shapes, there are lots of little short shapes, but no bigger ones.
But it's very cool that there are some differences from more common ('real' ) maori design, makes for more interesting variation in this trend. I like the unusual non-mairi shapes in the lower centre (the kinda ball-on-stick neg-space shapes)
I'm not against this kind of thing at all (so-called 'culture raiding' ), as long as you aren't using motifs specifically sacred to certain families, etc (which would be abhorrent, and I hope you understand why)
Amazing work! The patience is astounding!