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Tattoo Artist, Designer, Illustrator

Tattoo Styles: Ta Moko, Ta Tatau

“I’ve had my whole life where I’ve been able to live off my creativity. But now, it’s more to do with understanding the bigger picture, which is the restoration process...It’s essentially a lifetime devotion to that.” - Stormy Kara

Stormy Kara is from the Cook Islands and is based out of Pacific Ink's Kareha Art Studio in Tumutevarovaro (or more commonly known as Rarotonga). Stormy is an internationally travelling artist in the revitalization of Pacific Ta Tatau, educating those around her about ta tatau, ta moko and history of the Cook Islands.

Stormy does not keep readily made designs as this is not part of the process of ta tatau and ta moko as each piece is and should be custom designed to the individual. Each design is designed for the client which represents their unique lineage and family, life experiences, triumphs and tribulations. They may also represent healing that has taken place or a beloved family member who has passed on.

If you are interested in undergoing the process for your own piece, please feel free to contact Stormy directly.

External links:

Pacific Ink

Extended Interview Cook Island Rarotonga Tattoo Revival: Indigenous Ink Masters

Dedicated to art of tatau

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