Posts Tagged ‘Maori’

YellowMan's Kirituhi Tribute Shirt

Tattoo artist Roger Ingerton has produced numerous Maori-themed designs for YellowMan’s exclusive tattoo shirt collections, and his latest design is nothing short of stunning. YellowMan’s Kirituhi Tribute shirt is masculine, rugged, and earthborn with sepia tones that evoke soulful, wood-carven artifacts.

Kirituhi, meaning “skin art”, is a Maori form of body adornment which is painted onto the skin using a mixture of charcoal, and is offered as a culturally sensitive alternative to the traditionally sacred Polynesian Ta Moko art. Kirituhi is inspired by Ta Moko, but does not contain the essential element of whakapapa, or, the long lines of genealogy which are important to Maori.

More about YellowMan’s Kirituhi shirt here.

YMX's "Maori Swirl Sun Tee" (left) and "Maori Dragon Sleeveless Cycling Jersey" by New Zealand artist Roger Ingerton.

Fans of YMX athletic/lifestyle apparel can’t get enough of the fantastic Maori prints found throughout the YMX line, and it should come as no surprise, because much of that art comes from New Zealand artist/tattooist, Roger Ingerton. Ingerton has achieved his mark as a pioneer in the development of “Maori style” tattooing (apart from authentic Moko). Much of the work he has done in this style is his own freehand adaptation of traditional patterns. He says he has learned a lot from Maori artists who have supplied him with patterns to be tattooed for themselves and their friends and families. He loves this style of tattooing, and has a real feel for the flow of Pacific Island patterns. It is probably this type of work, along with a pe’a he did in 1982 that first won him international accolades. In America particularly, his work has been acclaimed in Ed Hardy’s ‘TattooTime’, and the National Tattoo Association.

Since the formation of YMX’s parent company, YellowMan, Roger Ingerton has produced many original pieces of art exclusively for YellowMan and YMX, all of which continue to be top sellers in both lines.

Read more about Roger Ingerton at YellowMan.com.

Read what Roger Ingerton has to say about himself in an archived article on this blog.

See what Roger’s wife Margaret has to say about his Maori influenced artwork.

Ingerton's Moko-based art holds a common theme at YMXbyYellowman.

Roger Ingerton's recent "Animal Kingdom" shirt for YellowMan demonstrates his gift for combining traditional Maori art with his own contemporary interpretation.

YellowMan unveils artist Roger Ingerton's Animal Kingdom tattoo shirt.

New Zealand tattoo artist Roger Ingerton has been tattooing since nine years old, when he accidentally jabbed a pencil in his hand. His skills have since been refined, specifically diving into traditional Celtic, Samoan and Maori Tā moko art. YellowMan’s new Animal Kingdom tattoo shirt (retail $180) exemplifies Ingerton’s signature art style, which infuses his broad treatment of ethnic styles in a contemporary execution.

The back of Roger Ingerton's Animal Kingdom shirt borrows motifs from traditional Maori Moko art.

Ingerton’s Animal Kingdom shirt presents a kaleidoscope of fantastical creatures of land and sea, executed in a mesmerizing Escher-like puzzle. Perhaps the signature of the piece is the back, featuring a Maori Tā moko face, or mask, design, also infused with animals of various kind. Amidst all the traditional Polynesian and Samoan motifs Ingerton inserts American Traditional elements, such as hearts, sparrows, and angels.

Example of traditional Maori Tā moko.

YellowMan’s Animal Kingdom shirt comes just in time for the 2010 holiday season. It makes a perfect, festive, original gift. Made with YellowMan’s silky-soft, high-quality MadKool fabric, it offers exceptional comfort and can be worn as a formal or casual garment. Its moisture-wicking fabric properties also makes it a perfect base layer or athletic garment. It’s vivid, sharp colors are fade resistant, and although the art will make you want to treat it with kid gloves, you can wear it hard. What more could you ask for in a garment!

Check out YellowMan’s Animal Kingdom tattoo shirt here.

Moko photo above, courtesy of Inked Plus Blog.

YMX tank tops provide superior athletic performance while offering a fashionable sense of style.

If you are looking for multi-functional, crossover garments that you can wear for athletic support and/or fashion, YMX tank tops for women (retail $64) are for you! Made with high quality, silk-like technical fabric, these stunning tanks are perfect for the gym, yoga, running, cycling, or as everyday casual garments. YMX tank tops offer a range of beautiful, original art, tattoo prints that are designed to enhance your curves. Choose prints ranging from Asian, Henna, or Polynesian Tribal designs.

YMX tank tops make you look and feel beautiful, no matter what you are doing. Pick your style now!

Ladies and Gentlemen…start your engines! YMX unveils it’s Spring/Summer 2011 Line at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Out of the gate, YMX’s new Maori Stripe Bolero is grabbing lots of attention…or maybe we should say people are grabbing the Bolero for it’s attention. Passers by just HAVE to stop and give the arms of our sales rep, Olga Tabinsky, an apologetic feel just to explore the fabric. For those of you just looking, yes, the fabric IS as good as it looks.

Olga Tabinsky powers the exciting new Maori Stripe Bolero by YMX at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

For those of you fortunate to make it to Outdoor Retailer, the YMX booth is easy to find. Just look for the 8000 isle banner hanging from the ceiling. YMX is right there, at Booth #7031.

Look for YMX under the 8000 isle banner in booth #7031

YMX's Spring/Summer 2011 Line is unveiled at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

For a floor map to the YMX booth, click here.