Many people walk into tattoo shops or post messages on website boards proclaiming, "I want Maori tattoo design ideas!" This popular and artful style of tattooing is associated with the Maori people of New Zealand, and has experienced a revitalization in the 1990's to present in the West.
So where do you go for these Maori tattoo design ideas?
A quick way to search out these tattoos is searching for face tats. This style was used many times on the face, and a lot of face ink is based in this design.
Now, you probably don't want to get a full on face tattoo, and more modern day Maori ink are not placed on the face. But it still gives you some quick ideas of the curves and shapes these tattoos have and may get you thinking of other body part placement for these designs.
2. Specific artists.
There are artists who specialize in Maori designs and they will have a number of ideas for you. The good thing about going to an artist directly who is knowledgeable in this style, is that he or she will provide you with some designs which don't infringe on the symbolic ties that the Maori people feel unique and sacred towards.
There are galleries online where you can get a ton of ideas for all kinds of ink, including Maori tattoo design ideas. These are great because you can log in then browse through hundreds of the top quality designs available, ensuring that you are not missing out on anything.