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Tattoo of Manta

Freedom, protection

by GiErre »
2008, Mar 9th
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DESCRIPTION AND MEANING:

The manta often appears in Polynesian and Marquesan tattoing, and later became one of the favourite subjects in Maori tattooing. It represents freedom, beauty and elegance, and is a strong symbol of protection.

This tattoo was requested by Alessandro.

The circular tail was designed to surround the ankle.

straight tail stingrayA version with straight tail is available below as well.

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