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April 18th, 2024
  Author: GiErre

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This Polynesian tattoo prepared for Enrico was designed to fit the thigh going down on the side of the knee with the tail of the manta that closes the lower part.

On the left, relating to the past, the path of Kamehameha shows a difficult path faced with fighting spirit (the centipedes), tenacity, and determination (octopus tentacles and the hammerhead shark).
The hammerhead shark represents a warrior who left adversities behind to become a guide to other people, represented by the enata around the tiki (protection).

The row of birds and the path to knowledge show how travels and studies led to a higher perspective on the world (the frigate bird), that gets shared with the community to foster prosperity and success (the sun).

The manta at the base represents an important person, who is still a reference for him (the star).
The flax leaves and net inside the manta below the enata represent the values of family and community that she taught him while the braids symbolize union and sharing with the community.

The lizard symbolizes communication to the spirits and health while the fish hook is a symbol of knowledge and prosperity.

The colored image below shows the main elements within the tattoo:
Modern Polynesian thigh tattoo


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