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Tattoo of Wairua

Spirit, soul

by GiErre »
2008, May 8th
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DESCRIPTION AND MEANING:

We decided to name this design "Wairua", or spirit, soul, because it features many elements which often appear in Maori art: the fern bud, or koru, that represents a new beginning; the tiki, a symbol of protection and connection to the Gods, which appears almost on every island of the Pacific Ocean; the lucky bringer geko and of course a series of sea-related animals: turtle, whale, shark (its stylized teeth) and manta ray.

´Cause the real Maori spirit is deeply connected to the sea.

Inspired by a request by Marco.

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