What does the name Moko for Moko's mean?

Firstly, the name is a representation of the fun wairua (spirit) of our brand.

The first 'moko' in the name is short for 'tā moko' and the second 'moko' is short for 'Mokopuna' (grandchild/ren). So the name literally means tā moko for grandchildren, which for us speaks to intergenerational connection. In maoridom there is a huge emphasis on connection, and one of the best ways we learn about those connections is through the older generations we are lucky enough to still have around.

We understand there is no 'S' in the Māori language but we added it to our name because it's the way our grandparents refer to us and we wanted to convey that feeling in the name.

What is tā moko?

Tā moko is the art of Māori tattooing and has been around for many generations. It's origins are tied to Rūaumoko the god of earthquakes and volcanic activity. Tā moko can represent an unlimited amount of things, but is commonly used to represent whānau (family) and whakapapa (genealogy).

When will I receive my products?

Shipping targets for processing and delivery: 

New Zealand: Up to 3 working days

International: 3 - 10 business days

What events do you attend?

We try to attend as many events that celebrate aspects of being Māori, but we are open to any suggestions. If you would like us to attend your event/s, let us know!

How do you apply the temporary tā moko?

Head over to our instructions page. 

Do you ship internationally? 

Yes! However it does take longer to arrive than domestic shipping. 

What is your refund policy for the temporary tā moko?

We have put so much love and attention into our temporary tā moko and have put in place many measures to reduce the likelihood of faults. However, in the unlikely event that they arrive at your home faulty please get in touch and we will happily provide replacements where we can. We cannot issue refunds or replacements for any used temporary tā moko.  

We would like to stock Moko for Moko's in our store, who do we contact?

If you are a retail store and would like to stock our products please get in touch! We'd love to hear from you.

Are the temporary tā moko safe?

Absolutely! All of our temporary tā moko exceed safety standards and are safe for “direct dermal contact”. However please be cautious if you have sensitive skin, or are allergic to adhesive. If you are unsure about applying the tā moko to your skin or have any concerns please click here.