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Tattoo of Hei Matau

Fish hook - wealth

by GiErre »
2009, Feb 10th
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DESCRIPTION AND MEANING:

The fish hook, or matau, is a symbol of prosperity and wealth because in a sea like the Pacific Ocean it was all that was needed to live without suffering for hunger.

Inside this design, forming its shape, there are a shark (adaptability and speed), a manta (freedom and elegance), a turtle (navigator and family) with a warrior mask on its shell (tradition, valiance), a sun (life, energy) and korus (new beginning). Waves along the shark´s body and manta´s wings are a symbol of change.

Requested by Rodrigo.

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