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Meet the 21-Year-Old Inking Pacific Culture on New Zealanders

The first person Matiah ever tattooed was her father, Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes. He must’ve liked it, because now the two work side by side at the contemporary Māori and Pacific Small Axe Studio, where the duo design, paint, and tattoo. Matiah lives in South Auckland’s Manurewa, one of the most...

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