A generic Maori tattoo design is not something any sane person should just settle on. There are many things people can settle on, but tattoos that you don't really like are not one of them. Not in this day and age. The truth is that many people continue to do exactly this when it comes to selecting artwork for tattoos. Needless to say, a number of them end up regretting that decision, but by that time it is a little bit too late. Some people settling on generic art because they are tired of the endless searching they do and come up with next to nothing. It doesn't even remotely matter why people do it, especially for something as great as a Maori tattoo design can be, it just should not be done.