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Whakangungu tattoo photo
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October 4th, 2008
  Author: GiErre

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Liam sent us the image of a tattoo asking us to modify it for him. We added inside it the lizard (in the middle of the turtle´s shell) and the sharks (around the turtle), and we called it "whakangungu", which means protection, because the manta itself, the turtle and the sharks have a value of protection over the sea, and the tikis looking to the right and to the left are there to protect from every side.

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whakangungu manta shark turtle tiki protection sailor navigator freedom adaptability good luck

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 When I first saw this Tattoo I knew it was the one I was looking for. Now I am inked for life 
  by Brian
 great tattoo on the 28 of august something simmulair is comming on my back from shoulder tot shoulder and the tail is goining round my waist 
  by Bas
 I had this put on my upper back. It took the artist about 2 hours and I think it looks awesome. 
  by Jeffrey Berry
 i made some changes and in jun 23 it get´s on my back! 
  by shon
 If you have a request, send it from this link instead: custom request. 


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