Apparently This Traditional Maori Tattoo Violated Facebook's Standards

Apparently This Traditional Maori Tattoo Violated Facebook's Standards

Facebook removed this artist's video of a Maori Tattoo.

Who knew Facebook was so strict with their community standards?


Apparently they aren't kidding around. When tattoo artist Hirini Katene posted a video showcasing a pūhoro he had just done, Facebook was quick to take the video down, citing that it violated its community standards. The traditional Maori tattoo covers the lower body, going from the thighs to the upper back, including the buttocks.


Facebook thinks that's too much.

Facebook deemed that this image violates their community standards. #Maori #MaoriTattoo #puhoro #HiriniKatene

Katene was devastated to find out his work of art was taken down. He has stated that the piece took him three-and-a-half days to complete, and he was incredibly proud of the art he was able to produce.


The tattoo is even specific to the client's region and their regional culture. A lot of thought and work went into the tattoo, only for its showcasing to be denied.

Hirini Katene was sad to see his work flagged as inappropriate. #Maori #MaoriTattoo #puhoro #HiriniKatene

Katene believes that people chose to see the buttocks instead of the amazing art and flagged the post as inappropriate. 


Do you think this body art is inappropriate or do you think Facebook is being a little too prudish in their censorship of this tattoo?

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