Mage'au : Melanesian Marks

Mage'au : Melanesian Marks

Auckland / Hand Poke Melanesian Tattoo by Julia, 1 of the 4 from Tep Tok.
Mage'au : Melanesian Marks
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6 Likes, 1 Comments - Mage'au : Melanesian Marks (@melanesianmarks) on Instagram: “Sharing Moale's thoughts 🌺 . #talkingtatu #breakingdownstereotypes #melanesianmarks . . #Repost…”

Mother and child in Papua New Guinea. Circa 1950

Mother and child in Papua New Guinea.

Paga Hill Estate | The Art of Tribal Tattooing - http://www.blog.pagahill.com/#!The-Art-of-Tribal-Tattooing/c2o6/553f7a8f0cf2adc1acf59ac7

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Such a strikingly beautiful young papuan woman from the early 1900’s 'A Girl with Tattooed Face, Savage Life in New Guinea Charles W Abel LMS’

Such a strikingly beautiful young papuan woman from the early 1900’s 'A Girl with Tattooed Face, Savage Life in New Guinea Charles W Abel LMS’

Proud Kairuku woman #papuanprintsltd #postcard sourced by ‘Secret Museum of Mankind’ from a private collection.

Proud Kairuku woman #papuanprintsltd #postcard sourced by ‘Secret Museum of Mankind’ from a private collection.

Our women, once proudly displaying their strength. After contact taught to cover and cease a practice that underpinned the roles of women in Papuan cultures. #melanesianmarks #makmak #poapoa #harahara...

Our women, once proudly displaying their strength. After contact taught to cover and cease a practice that underpinned the roles of women in Papuan cultures. #melanesianmarks #makmak #poapoa #harahara...

By Lars Krutak

By Lars Krutak