Native Affairs – Face off

By Oriini Kaipara
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

How could lines on a face stir up so much trouble? Patrick Salmon is proud of his new facial moko but it's caused a lot of controversy because many believe it is a woman’s traditional moko. But Tā moko artist Patrick Takoko who worked on Salmon’s face is upset with him and wants to complete it as it was supposed to be, a man’s moko.

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