‘Tā Moko’ is the word for tattoo in Māori, which is the indigenous language of New Zealand. ‘Modern Māori Warriors’ is an acknowledgement of both Māori history as a fierce warrior race and their ongoing fight to retain their tribal lands and cultural identity in a modern world. This project is a celebration of the recent revival of traditional facial tā moko, and an exploration of the new generations of Māori who are proudly reclaiming their heritage through the wearing of tā moko.