The male facial moko or tattoo is generally divided into eight sections of the face:. Both men and women have now become involved in the traditional practice. And the meaning of a tattoo may only be created after its bearer keeps being asked, what does it mean? For Maori, tattooing was and for some, still is a rite of passage, which meant it was highly revered and ritualised. L'Oreal's 'misleading' ad was banned, while real people are usurping models.
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Tattoos: the hidden meanings
Those who had the means to get a tattoo but did not were seen as people of lower social status. The tattooing would begin usually during adolescence. This manner of tattooing leaves the skin with grooves after healing, instead of the usual smooth surface left after needlepoint tattoos. Typically these tattoos can be found anywhere on the body, but are most often found in highly visible places like the face, hands or neck. One of Miley Cyrus's odd tattoos, the dreamcatcheris also sported by Zac Efron.