A journalist with a tattoo on his chin presents a report and writes a story
Oriini Kaipara decided to do the traditional tattoo, as part of a process called "Ta moko" and involves permanent modifications to the body.
A New Zealand journalist, Oriini Kaipara, made history by becoming the first news presenter in the country to wear a traditional Maori tattoo on her chin.
According to the Daily Mail, the 37-year-old discovered that she was 100% Maori after a DNA test she did in 2017.
So in 2019 he decided to do the traditional tattoo, "moko kawae", as part of a process called "Ta moko" and involves permanent modifications to the body. It is something like an adulthood ritual and symbolizes transformation.
The journalist and mother of four wanted in this way to pay tribute to her ancestry and give strength to Maori women.
Presented the 18.00 bulletin at New Zealand Newshub Live last Monday
Oriini Kaipara makes history by becoming the first person with a Maori face tattoo to present a news program.