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maori backpiece by nakedarttattoo maori backpiece by nakedarttattoo
This is a backpiece inspired by maori artwork. I did this tattoo at Ultimate skin tattoo in Leeds UK on Lee.
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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. ( Featured by stigmatattoo )
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IsAlwaysInspired Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
negative space is my favorite....i love this!
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tomanymonster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
cool
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X-Unit Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
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.
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Fariseha Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I Love It *-* ! So wonderful..
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acetyl-choline Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow!
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anghellic1one Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Beautiful Piece. I am actually looking for a piece like this from shoulder to elbow.
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JayGlenn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
badass
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JillHoffman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
beautifully executed. I love back pieces like this.
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justdontgetit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Negative spacing is amazing, great work!
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OrangeSky44 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
woah, VERY cool!!!
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alexiel-neesan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Hi,
I'm doing a school project on tattoos, and I was wondering if I could use this photography to illustrate the presentation booklet. You'll of course be credited in the booklet.
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Charlie-Temperton Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
so beautiful
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imba1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Amazing work!!:wow:
:thumbsup:
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elize Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
featured here! [link]
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NightingaleShadow Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist
ouch is all i can say, beautiful, but ouch!
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ShadzXIII Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
lovely!
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pungen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
ahhh i love this. i bet it hurt like hell though
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MoriaLord Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wooooooooooow..looks really amazing :wow:
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marcwars Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
u know ur tribal art, this looks amazing
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ESG Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very inspirational. This is truely classy. I hope you never have it removed or covered-up.
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Evaniris Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
usually i don't like maori but this is simply...AMAZING!
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maddin123de Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
whoa! great tattoo!

please upload it to [link]

kind regards,
martin
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ShwarzEngel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
GREAT tatt! :faint:
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UG1106 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
I love this @ w @

What state do you work in?

I'm thinking of getting a tattoo, and if it was by an artist such as yourself, I'd have nothing to fear.
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YoursSincerely Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
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monexxx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
I like this conception...
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lovers-and-fighters Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
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.
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masochist-bunny Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
This is so kick arse!
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jawdesign Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Wonderfull, you've sure got a real steady hand ^^!
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tikos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Fantastic work!
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Lunar-Alienism Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Student General Artist
wow that is one hell of a cool tattoo! :+fav:
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xfebar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work!!!
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bookjunkie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
That tattoo is so awesome. I love the use of negative space too. It is very beautiful.
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leatherholiday Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Wow, that's lovely.
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Theonlynewnumber Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! How many hours did it take? Must have taken quite a while.
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DNAngela Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Holy Sh*t.
That must have taken a while..
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Thistly Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
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!
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FeraFilius Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist
cute
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comfortablynumb2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
beautiful artwork...great job.!
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kolbyster Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008   Photographer
thats dope!
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westernphilosopher Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Filmographer
This is beautiful work... You should be very proud of it. :)
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DirtyJerseyKidd Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
did that hurt? >.<

it rocks tho.
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totorobeckham Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
OMG!! Love it, gorgeous.. a lot of work though...
congratulations!
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gorillalure Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
very nice
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Clairy-poo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Nice work
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corporealphantasm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Beautiful! Very deserving of the DD!
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Silence-of-the-Moth Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008   Photographer
amazing

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Riara-Winter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
That looks fucking amazing. I can't wait for my next tat.
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Bitter-beauty-riddle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
astonishing. Every detail, woa!
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Tiagoto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice tatu :)
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