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Marangai tattoo photo
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October 19th, 2008
  Author: GiErre

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Alberto requested a Maori styled half sleeve where a turtle (the navigator) was joined to the idea of balance between four elements (fire, air, earth and water) and to a Maori warrior´s mask (valiance, tradition).

Every fin of the turtle represents one of the four elements, and the manaia around the turtle is a symbol of protection, the guardian angel, strictly connected to Nature.

A curiosity: typically the manaia is depicted with three fingers to symbolize the balance between earth, sea and sky. We added a fourth finger to symbolize fire.

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Marangai elements earth sky water fire turtle manaia moko warrior mask balance navigator guardian angel protection valiance tradition

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 Once again your art is amazing. What a talent!!! 
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 very cool looking! 
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