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Owie - Manaakitanga

Added on March 22nd, 2009

Owie - Manaakitanga

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1982

Inspired by "Manaakitanga"

Blessing

This tattoo mixes some elements from the Maori culture and others from the western one. The te manaia used as the main subject, with the head of a bird, body of a man and tail of a fish (but manaia, literally, is the seahorse), is a guardian angel to Maori people, and that´s why we added to him the angel wings from the western culture. The te manaia, and the tiki placed at the wings base are ...

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