Posts Tagged ‘shark tattoo’

Did this Ana’ole shark yesterday. The body contains the motif, hala, ano, mua nalu–past, present and future waves. The future wave is inset with a mata hoata tiki to steer clear of danger. There are also two ipu motifs set into the head as containers of mana (power). There are also protective motives in the water surrounding the animal. Peace!


Finished this piece today, which was started 10 days ago. It is an octopus, batt…ling a great white shark. This person wanted something that spoke of his battle with…well, personal issues. He chose the octopus because to some degree the octopus is his aumakua, the shark because it represented the adversity that he had to overcome. It was tricky fitting in between his existing work, but all in all, was good fun!