Sally Anderson's controversial chin tattoo is sparking debate in New Zealand. Evolved Leadership. A woman from New Zealand is facing backlash after photos of her chin tattoo began making waves earlier this week. Sally Anderson, a life coach, reportedly got the tattoo as an homage to New Zealand's indigenous Maori culture, but some are saying it's offensive on the grounds of cultural appropriation. The tattoo, known as a "moko kauae," has since sparked a debate across the island nation, the BBC reported. Moko kauae facial tattoos, which traditionally cover the entire face for men and chin for women, are a sacred tradition meant to connect an individual with their Maori family and cultural roots.
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Moko were associated with mana and high social status ; however, some very high-status individuals were considered too tapu to acquire moko, and it was also not considered suitable for some tohunga to do so. Apart from signalling status and rank, another reason for the practice in traditional times was to make a person more attractive to the opposite sex. Men generally received moko on their faces, buttocks raperape and thighs puhoro. Women usually wore moko on their lips kauwae and chins.
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A facial tattoo is a tattoo located on the bearer's face or head. Considered taboo and socially unacceptable in many cultures,   as well as considered extreme in body art,  this style and placement of tattoo has emerged in certain subcultures in recent years. This is due to the continuing acceptance of tattoos   and the emergence of hip-hop culture popularizing styles such as the teardrop tattoo.
Settling near the Bangladesh - Myanmar border, the distinctive Chin tribe is best known of the intricate ink details covering their entire face. This tradition started for generations ago when several tribes in the Chin province of Myanmar began to tattoo the face of each and every single young woman. Why would they do that? You might be wondering. It was an ancient custom to do so.