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Tattoo of Ma kay

Towards the sea

by GiErre »
2015, Apr 15th
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This flame shaped tattoo was created for Patricia and it mixes water and fire, sea and mountain, both important in her life.
This dualism is also evident in the shape on Mount Cervino, on the lower edge, designed using a braid motif and a traditional Hawaiian pattern.

A surfer tiki stands under the sun with the board made of spear heads to symbolize the joyous warrior riding the waves; the Marquesan cross is for harmony and union of the elements while shark teeth are for protection and adaptability.
On the left of it a manta represents freedom and beauty while a turtle on the far left represents family.

The korus shaping the waves are symbols of life and new beginnings, frangipani flowers are for femininity and the birds on top symbolize voyages, watching the world from a higher perspective and help to the dear ones.

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