" The male facial tattoo is generally divided into eight sections: 1. Uirere (hapu rank) – the eyes and nose area 2. Taitoto (birth status) – the jaw 3. Ngakaipikirau (rank) – the center forehead area 4. Raurau (signature) – the area under the nose 5. Wairua (mana) – the chin 6. Ngunga (position) – around the brows 7. Taiohou (work) – the cheek area 8. Uma (first or second marriage) – the temples "
Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq Baril: Tunniit Retracing The Lines Of Inuit Tattoos ------- a: This lady is beautiful b: She has gorgeous tattoos (I don't know anything about traditional inuit tattooing, but they are very aesthetically pleasing) c: the combination of ancient facial tattoos and modern suit blazer is a really interesting combo - a foot in both worlds, maybe?
The Wancho tribe is found in Arunachal Pradesh. The men, once were successful headhunters. When the enemy was successfully eliminated, the Wancho men were honored and adorned with the THUN HU or facial tattoo. Women were also tattooed to display their status within the tribe. Tattooing plays a major role among the Wancho tribe. According to tradition, a man is tattooed on his four limbs and his face, The women adorn themselves with necklaces & bangles, along with some light tattooing as well.
* Maori Moko, or Ta Moko is the tradtional facial tattooing of the Maori people of New Zealand ~ Its memebers still practice the act of Moko with modern machines, but traditionally they where acutally carved into the face by Tohunga-Ta-Moko using a Uhi which is basically a chisel and then had soot from the burnt embers of a tree for the black coloring for the face *