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kirituhi

1. (noun) skin art, tattooing - non-traditional tattooing that is not done using Māori protocols or imagery.

Mēnā he tānga tauira noa iho ki te kiri o te tangata, me te kore i aro ki te taha wairua, me ngā tikanga Māori, ka kīia tērā ko te kirituhi (RTA 2014:122). / If it's just tattooing a pattern with no consideration to the spiritual aspect and Māori protocols, that is said to be skin art.

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