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Geoff - Whakaoranga

  January 20th, 2010

Inspired by Whakaoranga (Recovery):

Whakaoranga tattoo

Maoris usually prefer not to lock armbands, as many people believe that a continuous non-stopping line could block the flow of mana, or vital energy.

That´s why we chose to use a continuous blackline to symbolize a disease that can be mortal. We did not close it though, and there´s a reason to this:

through determination, adaptability and strength (white ...

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Whakaoranga healing recovery health hammerhead shark turtle sun waves koru manaia hei matau tenacity strength rebirth new beginning

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