Judge Caren Fox (Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata), deputy chief judge of the Waitangi Tribunal and a specialist in international human rights, wears the moko kauae (chin tattoo) and ngutu pūrua (fully tattooed lips). Maori mark of status.
Moko is the Maori art of facial or body tattooing. It is an expression of personal, social and tribal identity. Dating back hundreds of years, the art form is undergoing a resurgence as New Zealand's Maori reassert their cultural tradition.