September 18, 2019

Polynesian sea turtle shoulder tattoo

Polynesian sea turtle shoulder tattoo
Sea turtles are a symbol of longevity, since they live for such a long time, and so the turtle symbol is one commonly used in Polynesian tattoos for men. This guy has a cool Polynesian sea turtle tattoo inked in black and white on his upper left arm and shoulder, and the shell and body of the turtle incorporate a variety of tribal patterns. The most prominent Polynesian tattoo design reaches right down the center of the turtle’s shell and is a traditional tribal spear head symbol. The spear head pattern is basically a series of arrows connected end to end and pointing in the same direction. According to Polynesian culture, spear heads are commonly used in tribal tattoos to represent a warrior’s courage and strength.

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