Considered to be among the most popular tattoo designs that people get, Polynesian tattoo designs have definitely gone a long way from just being a symbol of status for New Zealand’s Maori people. In fact, the very same Maori people have a long history of using tattoos for different purposes. It can be religious, for war, to identify with one’s tribe and to acknowledge the status of a person theirs are tattoos that are heavily rooted in tradition. In fact, its common place for Maori women to have tattoos as well although not as much as the men and these tattoos were often placed on their chin or lips. Most likely, it’s for decorative purposes like what jewelry is to the modern woman.