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Whakarurutanga tattoo photo
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March 11th, 2009
  Author: GiErre

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This design has a protective meaning, and that´s why we called it "whakarurutanga", or "safety, protection".

The manta itself is a symbol of protection at sea, and the tikis on the wings´ edges are guardians that protect from both sides. The sun symbolizes eternity and the shark represents adaptability and strength. Korus are symbols of new beginning and the turtle shell motif represents the navigator, someone who travels far. The fish hook symbolizes wealth and abundance, waves are for change, and the island is for returning.

Requested by Harvey.

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manta tiki shark sun koru hei matau island waves protection safety strength adaptability eternity abundance wealth new beginning return

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 I got that one on my back. I love it! Thanks for designing it.  
  by Gilles Hache
 just had this design placed on my shoulder yesterday as my first tat --- absolutely love it! Fabulous artist!!! 
  by francesco
 Got that one on my whole back. Even if it was design for someone else you captured everything that was meaningful to me. Thanks for design that tattoo.  
  by Gilles
 This is a beautiful polynesian tattoo. a girl like me from the hawaiian islands would get this kind of tattoo for safety. you people that has polynesian tattoos on them should know the meaning of it & there is a story that goes with it 
  by Da Hawaiian Girl

 it´s my favorite 
  by Tunerfisz
 My first tatoo!Just placed on my shoulder! 10x! 
  by Dannyboy
 If you have a request, send it from this link instead: custom request. 


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