.shape your dreams.

Pay one handbook, get both! NOW $22.04 11.57Uncover Polynesian tattoos today.

africa [52]
americas [177]
asia [97]
europe [482]
oceania [956]

SECTION: Oceania

Metua tane tattoo photo
rate it:
1258 votes


Metua tane

February 21st, 2023
  Author: GiErre

save it on 

 Leave a comment 
  send your photo 


This Polynesian tattoo of three turtles has Filippo represented in the center, protecting the two turtles that symbolize his children.

Each turtle includes elements related to the life of the person represented, like the moray eel and the path of Kamehameha in Filippo´s turtle to represent past difficulties, faced with courage and strength (the spearheads and the warrior holding them inside the shell).

Inside both of his children´s turtles there is a circle that represents a stylized navel symbolizing independence, and so does the bird that shapes the head.
The fishing hook symbolizes prosperity and knowledge, and it is a common element in all three turtles.
They all have shark teeth (adaptability) and a braid (union) too.

Tiki on the fins of the children´s turtles bring protection from all dangers.

The color image below highlights the main elements Inside the tattoo:
Father and
sons Polynesian 3 turtles tattoo

Maori guardians t-shirtMaori guardians t-shirtKaitiaki design by TattooTribes
Join the Tribe!

turtles sea urchin sun fishing hook spearheads waves pito tiki moray eel bird braid children protection union warrior strength adaptability prosperity independence

permalink: https://www.tattootribes.com/index.php?idinfo=10137

 If you have a request, send it from this link instead: custom request. 


Related tattoos:

V+K turtles tattoo photo
3 Turtles tattoo photo
AOM Turtles tattoo photo
Two turtles tattoo photo
Family turtles tattoo photo
Lars turtles tattoo photo
3 Turtles tattoo photo
Turtles tattoo photo
Toó Toru Honu tattoo photo
Honu ´e toru tattoo photo
Nati tattoo photo
Fa'a Samoa shoesFa'a Samoa shoesSamoan design by TattooTribes
Join the Tribe!

 Send your photos!

Get updates in your inbox!