Snail. Take control. Snails are famous for two characteristics they have: they are slow and they take their home wherever they go. This made them become a symbol for taking control of one´s own life, deciding the pace and the risks to be taken or avoided.[...] http://www.tattootribes.com/index.php?newlang=English&idinfo=7069
Ariki This tattoo requested by Mike is about family and being a warrior. On the arm and shoulder the turtle being the main element represents the importance and centrality of family. It has a symbol for marriage in it, surrounded by 3 enata representing his children. The shell is shaped by[...] http://www.tattootribes.com/index.php?newlang=English&idinfo=6531
Haida bear Bears represent strength to every people that came to know them, and Haida people are no exception, symbolising for them also teaching, humility and introspection. They are also powerful symbols of protection and love to children (the most dangerous animal in a forest is a mother bear with cubs), and on account of this, as it often happens, we decided to draw this bear with a cub. Bears were also so revered by Haida people that they called them Elder Kinsmans.
Motuhaketanga. Independence, autonomy. The sun is surrounded by people, friends and relatives, while inside of it we placed waves and mountains to symbolize completeness: water and earth, change and stability. Waves shape a koru (new start and life) as a symbol of creativity whilst spear heads show the strength needed for fighting for freedom and knowledge (the manta)[...] http://www.tattootribes.com/index.php?idinfo=6743