Every design is created based on the information
you provide such as personal profile, interests, important events
and experiences in your life.
Be more specific about the area where you would
like to have your tattoo placed. For example Full sleeve, half sleeve,
lower leg upper leg full shoulder deltoids. The following GOHERE
link will give you a better idea of the placement of design. (example
Send images or links to websites featuring tattoo
designs you like. They will not be copied but used to get an idea
of the style you like.
Send pictures of your actual body showing where
you would like to have your design placed.
To make your design enquiry please
select the following contact button
Do you do the tattoo work or inking?
Do you create other tattoo art styles?
What information do you need to make my design?
It is up to you what you would like to incorporate in your design.
It could be family, friends, love ones, important events and experiences
in your life. A new path way, strength, health, healing. Every
person is unique and so every design will be different.
What if I am not satisfied with my design?
We have a 99% customer satisfaction based upon our customers seeing
their design for the first time. We are more than happy to make
changes tweaks or re- design which is included in the price.
What garrentee do I have?
We offer a 100% money back garrentee through Paypal dispute and
resolution center. If you are not satisfied with your design or
our service. Please contact us first so we can work with you to
solve the situation before this happens.
Are you Experts?
Expert means you don't have to go through all the years of learning,
knowledge and understanding in Maori arts and design. We have
already done this for you.This is why you use an expert and is
what you pay for besides the design itself. You are free to get
your design created by some one who is not an expert. Warning,
You get what you pay for.
I dont know anything about the symbols. Do you have examples
I can see, i want to pick which ones to use?
Although you may be familiar with the meanings of some symbols
like the Hei Matau, or the Tiki and can relate to them. To make
a long story short it is best you provide your personal information
and we will do all the interpretation and chose the symbols to
go with your meaning. The idea that there is a smorgasbord of
symbols to pick and chose is not how a Maori design is made.
I am trying to design my own Maori tattoo can you help
Learning how to design a genuine Maori tattoo is like learning
a new language. Most designers are cut and paste artists, some
have good drawing skills. Knowlege and understanding of Maori
arts and Culture is an advantage and can help but may not guarantee
the results you need. In short, If you are not an artist, not
good at drawing, most importantly lack the fundamentals leave
it to the experts.
Can I show you images or links to websites showing Maori
designs I like?
Yes you can. We will not copy the designs, but this will give
us a better idea of the style or flavour you want in your Tattoo.
Can I see my design before I make payment?
No. Strictly payment up front before start of project. We use
to allow people to view their designs first before payment. We
did not hear from them again only to find a photo of them wearing
our designs. Our designs are unique and easy to pick out.
Can I see other clients work ?
No. As a rule we protect their copy and privacy rights as well
as yours, which means we will not give away, share or distribute
information including the showing of designs to other's with out
permission. We use to allow people to view clients designs only
to find they were copying them.
We do not have Maori tattoo artists in
my country, but I want a genuine Maori design. Is it ok to have
your design inked in my country?
Absolutely yes. This is the reason the tikitat.com website was
set up, so people can feel safe by wearing a genuine Maori design
from New Zealand on their skin.
I do not trust sending money over sea's.
What can I do?
Keep your money and go else where.
When do I contact my tattoo artist?
As soon a you have the art work and changes or tweaks have been
Do I get to see versions of draft designs
or is what I get the final product?
There are no versions. We work on each design as a one off art
work based on the information you give us.
What do I do when I get my designs?
You will receive the blue prints (original art work) which can
be printed, saved on memory card, taken to your tattoo artist
or printer copy shop. As soon as your tattoo artist receives the
files he or she can let you know the next step. Every effort is
made to insure your tattoo provider is given the correct information
such as the appropriate images to help with applying your design.
How do I get my design?
We will send your art files as an attachment in your email address
in what is called a zip file. This allows us to send many files
Why should I come to you?
- We specializing in Maori tribal
tattoo and design .
- Genuine and authentic design
work all the way from Aotearoa, New Zealand, the birth place of
Maori arts and Ta Moko.
- Over 20 years experience.
- You will receive a design that
is culturally sensitive and safe to wear with a real meaning,
not a tourist version
- A professional service.
- Finally, who best to talk to
about getting a Maori tattoo design by speaking to a Maori tattoo
Can I make changes to
Yes Some designs for tattooing may require certain adjustments
for size and fit. You and your tattoo artist have full creative
licenses to make these changes.
Can I use my design as
No. Unless you specifically asked for Logo design.
Can I use my design to print thousands
No. For personal use only.
Can my tattoo artist take a photo of
my artwork and put it up on the internet?
Caution! Your tattoo artist derives their main income from tattooing
and relies on your work being shown. If you do not want people
to copy your design which they will, we recomend not to have your
Can I sell copies of my design?
No. They are not for re-sale. .
Is it ok for a person who is not a Maori
to get a Maori tattoo.
Yes it is absolutely ok for a person who is not a Maori to get
a Maori tattoo. You are getting the legit deal, a design you can
be proud to wear anywhere you go. When people ask what your tattoo
means you will not be embarrassed or feel inadequate when you
surprise them with your knowledge of your story this is what we
give you that no tattoo parlor can do any where in the world.
Is it disrespectful for non Maori to
wear a Maori tattoo.
Designs worn by non Maori fall into three catagories. Inspired
designs, copies or genuine. The first two are usually made by
those who do not know the meanings, there for they take parts
from other designs. (Cut and paste) or straight out copy the entire
design. This tends to show disrespect. If you are getting a Maori
design from us it is genuine because we take your story and create
your design. We understand the language and are fluent in Maori
symbols and designs.
How do you go about creating my tattoo design?
You provide us with information about yourself, your goals, dreams and aspirations. This is the basis of your design. Often clients already have an idea or concept that they would like incorporated in to their design.
Some people will even send us images of them
selves showing exactly the area where they would like their design
to be placed or images of the type of designs they have seen on
the internet to give us a better idea of what they are looking
for. Any thing you send us will help..
Once we have this information we give you a quote
based on the estimated time it will take to prepare, design and
complete the art work for you. Payment is made up front and then
the project begins.
I already have a tattoo. I want to add
to it. Do you offer this service?
Yes. Simply send good quality digital images. Your tattoo design
will be carefully looked at and a response sent to you to determine
whether it can be done.
Turn Around or Completion
Our turn around time is 7-14 days Note this is subject to general
workload volumes. If any case you will be contacted if it will
take longer. As soon aspayment is confirmed you will receive a
tentative date for when you should expect to receive your art
How do I pay?
We have three methods of payment:
Payment option One Credit Card
You will receive an email from PayPal giving you instructions of how to go about making payments online with a credit card.
Payment option Two Money Transfer
You will receive an email on how to go about making payment through Western Union Bank.
Payment option Three NZ Bank account
New Zealand Bank account (for NZ residents only)
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