What a perfect match!

Samoan Pineapple and his BME Aotearoa shirt — his great moko is by Justin Vickers at Golden Apple Studios & Shaman Body Piercing and Modifications in Austin, Texas.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

20 thoughts on “What a perfect match!

  1. Great tattoo and that nose jewelery rocks hard.
    and i just noticed that the studio has a really long name ;)

  2. I do have a big tongue, but when it is split (i did have regrowth) it was like 2 normal size tongues! haha. And the ladies don’t seem to mind ;) … okay i lie, they do mind :( haha.

  3. Coming from someone who is Maori & is also friends with multiple Ta Moko practitioners, that is not a ‘Moko’. It doesn’t really even look like it, Maori inspired maybe but it’s still just kirituhi. This isn’t an attack, but I don’t think that this should be referred to as ‘Moko’, it’s simply a polynesian inspired facial tattoo, to call it Ta Moko is offensive.

  4. Hey, it’s been years, but I Googled ‘BMEAotearoa’ just to see what was still floating around. I wanted to reply to the comment, two comments above, by someone named T who says that Pine’s tā moko isn’t actually tā moko. Tēnā rūkahu tēnā, e hoa! Pine has whakapapa Māori, at least the last time we shared a kōrero together (many years ago), so that makes his moko kanohi ‘tā moko’ in the sense of the term in which you’re using it. I also designed the shirt he’s wearing and I’m Ngāti Porou, so it’s tūturu Māori all over, e hoa!

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