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Tattoo of Mangopare

Hammerhead shark

by GiErre »
2009, May 4th
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DESCRIPTION AND MEANING:

Maurice requested this hammerhead shark design. From the tail to the head, it tells the story of a voyage (honu shell motif) that brought a new start (the koru) which through many changes (the waves) has led him and his family (the turtle) to stability and to settling (the sun in the head), with a wish for luck to protect them (lizard) and for wealth (hei matau motifs in the fins). The turtle has a double spiral and a dot to symbolize unity, and the importance of it.

The hammerhead shark is a symbol of the tenacity and strength needed to achieve the goal.

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