Mike Tyson’s facial tattoo is a Maori tribal tattoo. The Maori people are Indigenous to New Zealand and the tattoo Tyson has is a traditional Ta Moko design. It is composed of symmetrical markings and is believed to represent strength and courage, so Tyson’s tattoo of his name on his face is a symbol of his strong mindset and undying commitment. It can also be seen as a form of self-expression and individuality. He has said that the tattoo is simply a reminder of his own strength and courage.