Designer of Mangopare, Whaka Whenua, Mauri Ooraa & Korero - Working with Recycled Mats since 2011
Tu has been practising the art of Ta Moko since 1994. He was fortunate enough to sit under the tutelage of Mark Kopua from Tolaga Bay who has been, and will always be one of Tu's great mentors.
For Tu, moko is a gift. Tu thinks that any bodily marking that holds personal meaning, whether it be about family, your ancestors, your links to land or your forefathers, whether it is spiritual or commemorative in nature, then that tattoo has a personal meaning and value to you and that you will never regret the indelible marking of your skin.
To learn more Tu and view his work, visit his website www.artselemental.com/