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January 19th, 2023
  Author: GiErre

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This Marquesan style tattoo for the shoulder has been prepared for Marco and it symbolizes the importance of his family.

The round element on the left represents a compass and it shows the direction to follow.
Tefio, symbol of the woman and of beauty, is in the center representing his daughter as a constant point of reference in his life (her name is disguised at the top).

The family members and ancestors around her will always be present and united to protect her (the knots indicate union, alliance) in her journey of life (the bird below) giving her love (the checkerboard pattern) and teachings (the stones).

Spearheads, tiki hands and arms, and shark teeth are protective symbols.
Pandanus flowers and the ipu indicate prosperity.

A second part was added later on the arm to represent a family reunion after a period of distance due to an adversity to be faced:
Mrchesiano per braccio

The color image below highlights the main elements within the tattoo:
Mrchesiano per spalla

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compass tefio ancestors ipu tiki pandanus stones checkerboard frigate lettering knots daughter family union protection support prosperity life

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