For starters, the simplest thing you can do is not to go out and copy the first Maori tattoo design that you see on a Maori in New Zealand. You would be amazed how many people have done that! The quickest way to get a traditional and unique Maori tattoo design would be to contact someone in New Zealand who is in charge of a tribe or a tribal tattoo artist, email them the design you fancy and ask if that design is not someone else's design already. Though this may seem absurd, as previously mentioned, we have to show some sensitivity to a culture that has shrunk over the last 200 years. Taking advantage of the power of the internet, this could be done in a matter of days.