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Tangata tattoo photo
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September 13th, 2008
  Author: GiErre

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This design we prepared for Mac has quite a complex symbology, dealing with him and his life. The Japanese wave represents life continuously evolving, the flow of energy, and cherry tree flowers remind us that life must always be lived fully, in every single moment. The cherry flower is also meaningful to samurais on account of its meaning, and the lower triple tomoe too. The turtle represents the voyage, and the lizard on its shell brings good luck. Tikis are meant for protection on every side and the hammerhead shark stands for strength and tenacity. The manta is made out of musical notes and symbols, including a "hidden" treble clef, and it symbolizes freedom and beauty (that´s what music is, ain't it?). Other symbols are the labyrinth (a metaphore of life through which we must find our path, and a spiritual and magical journey), the healer´s hand, the sun (harmony, eternity), the double koru (descent, continuity) and the fish hook (wealth, respect).

The horizontal band ending with the hammerhead shark has to be wrapped around the arm as we did in the following image:

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wave cherry sun labyrinth turtle lizard tiki hand fish hook koru manta music treble clef note hammerhead shark life voyage protection luck wealth respect bushido healer freedom

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 Thats an imazing desingn of a tattoo i´ve choose it for me to unsed i think thats the perfekts tattoo 4 me 
  by Mosti
 I´ve almost the same tattoo!!! ;) 
  by Italy, Bolzano
 getting this done tomorrow  
  by Gar
 i took almost the whole tattoo as presentation for my artist!looks really nice! 
  by Roman, Germany
 Hi I wanted to know if these tattoos are only created for the person who requested them? I heard since these kind of tattoos have a very personal meaning I i would have to request my own design. Is this true? Or could I get this same tattoo if I relate to it?   
  by Diego Escamilla
[TT: most of the tattoos on TT were created personally for friends and are published to give inspiration. Feel free to take them as hints to create your own design!]
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 If you have a request, send it from this link instead: custom request. 


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