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Helmke - whitetip-shark

Added on February 3rd, 2021

Helmke - whitetip-shark

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Inspired by "Ma'o mamaru"

Whitetip reef shark

"Ma´o mamaru" is the Tahitian name of the whitetip reef shark and we used it to shape Helmke´s tattoo.

The fish hook on the tail symbolizes prosperity and the flight of the albatross starting there is a symbol for long voyages and safe return.
The waves are for the ocean and the people represent friends met along the way.

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