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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.