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Tattoo of Small gecko

Protection

by picchio »
2015, Nov 19th
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DESCRIPTION AND MEANING:

This small gecko tattoo requested by Charles represents protection, positivity, health and fighting spirit.

We drew its mouth open as if for biting (it is said that a gecko "laughing" at someone is a bad omen and it should be avoided by leaving the gecko alone), but the two stylized birds chasing each other in the body represent always being there to help the dear ones, and the tail ending in a koru (new life) forms a sun (joy, positiveness) as a wish for good in every new thing Charles will do.

The birds are shaped to recall tiki hands (protection) and the tail and the right back leg together shape a sea shell, which is a symbol of safe shelter and love.
The shark teeth in the tail are symbols of adaptability.

The element next to the head is the stylized motif of the hammerhead shark, which symbolizes strength and determination.

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