Motu woman's tattoos, ca. 1915. Like the Waima pattern, the V-shaped pattern denotes marriage. Among the Motu, the lower line is called sinana, mother, and the upper line natuna, the child. In the Sinaugolo language, however, this motif is called "wing of flight." The dot patterns likely represent stars and sparks - things which fly; and the diagonal gado motif running across the breasts perhaps denotes that her father was successful in a headhunting raid.