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Taniwha tattoo photo
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August 3rd, 2021
  Author: GiErre

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In this half-sleeve tattoo that climbs on the trapezius, inspired by the Kirituhi Maori style, the central figure is a taniwha, protector and warrior spirit, here depicted holding a rugby ball in his arm to symbolize this sport, loved by Fabrizio, and its characteristics.

The double spiral inside it symbolizes encounter, and among the composing symbols there are: braids (union), dog spine (alliance, loyalty), teeth of taniwha, fish scales and dog teeth (protection), measurement marks (which represent achievements), waves for changes and the hammerhead shark´s motif as a symbol of strength, tenacity, and determination.

The area with the mataora´s path and the puhoro pattern that form the base of the tattoo symbolizes athleticism and facing all challenges for self improvement, while the two tiki on the sides bring protection from every direction.

The colored legenda below helps identifying the individual elements within the tattoo:
Maori style rugby half-sleeve tattoo

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taniwha rugby double spiral braids dog vertebrae teeth of taniwha fish scales dog teeth measurement marks waves hammerhead shark mataora´s path puhoro pattern tiki protection warrior spirit encounter union alliance loyalty achieved goals change stre

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