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Andy - Mata hoata

Added on May 13th, 2019

Andy - Mata hoata

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Inspired by "Mata hoata"

Brilliant eyes

"Mata hoata", or "brilliant eyes", is the name of a Marquesan tattoo element supposedly representing the face of a tiki or warrior, and we used it to name this design due to its similar features and meaning: protection.

This full back tattoo designed for Andy was styled to represent a warrior mask and it includes elements for his children and relating to his life.

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