Maori face tattoo: It is OK for a white woman to have one?

Facial tattoos have been a part of Maori culture for centuries, a sacred marker of the wearer’s genealogy and heritage.

But one woman’s striking chin design – or moko – has generated huge debate in New Zealand, because she is white, with no Maori heritage.

Sally Anderson, who is married to a Maori man, says her moko symbolises her personal struggles and life story.

But she’s been accused of appropriating Maori culture for personal gain.