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Owie - Manaakitanga

Added on March 22nd, 2009

Owie - Manaakitanga

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Inspired by "Manaakitanga"


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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