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Fiona - Whakaruru

  July 13th, 2010

Inspired by Whakaruru (Shelter, protection):

Whakaruru tattoo

The general figure of this design is a stylized manaia (the shell on top is the head, with the spiral forming the eye and the beak pointing to the right), shaped like a double spiral which symbolizes eternity and union.

The manaia itself is a symbol of balance and protection, a guardian angel. ...

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