Moko Shocker

US pro cyclist David Clinger has joined the list of international celebrities sporting “moko inspired” tattoos, which includes Mike Tyson and Robbie Williams. Clinger’s version covers the upper half of his face and most of his scalp. “I was having new experiences throughout the world,” he says. “I read about this stuff in a book why they did it and what they did. Well, I didn’t read it, but I saw the pictures.” Clinger’s team management has ordered him to remove the tattoo – a long and painful process which is expected to cost upward of $10,000. His original design set him back $150.


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Oldest Surviving Photograph of Māori Discovered

Oldest Surviving Photograph of Māori Discovered

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