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Clarke, Linda Le La Lct
(503) 648-6878
205 Se 3Rd Ave Ste 800
Hillsboro, OR
 
Additions II
(503) 469-8288
4590 Sw Watson Ave
Beaverton, OR
 
Nails Today
(503) 644-9451
12970 Sw Canyon Rd
Beaverton, OR
 
Skin Deep Tattoo
(503) 624-1719
11945 Sw Pacific Hwy
Portland, OR
 
Skin Deep Tattoo
(503) 624-1719
11945 Sw Pcf Hwy Ste 222
Portland, OR
 
Cher Donn Instuite Inc
(503) 646-5478
4588 Sw 103rd Ave
Beaverton, OR
 
Cher Donn Instuite Inc
(503) 646-5478
4588 Sw 103Rd Ave
Beaverton, OR
 
Nails Today
(503) 644-9451
12970 Sw Canyon Rd
Beaverton, OR
 
Cuts and Chemistry
(503) 244-1529
7303 Sw Garden Home Rd
Portland, OR
 
Alternative Tattoo
(503) 293-3805
4642 Sw Beaverton Hwy
Portland, OR
 

Shark tattoos

Shark tattoos Shark Tattoo Designs - In the West, the shark is viewed as the world's greatest predator, and the shark tattoo a symbol of power and fearlessness. It's been a long tradition among sailors to have a shark tattoo as proof you are not afraid of death at sea - and for protection. Western sailors, always a superstitious lot, regarded the shark as a kind of sea vulture, sniffing out imminent death and hanging around boats, waiting for a meal. If you spotted a shark following your ship, it was ominous, indeed. It could only mean one thing -- someone was about to die.

For indigenous peoples around the world, whose appreciation of nature came from hunting and survival, the shark is seen as something more positive than the man-eating machine depicted in Jaws. It's a sacred animal, and its power and strength were more revered than feared. The totems of some First Nations in North America include the shark as a symbol of the hunter, for his ability to adapt and survive.

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In Australia, the shark is regarded with the same awe and respect that Westerners give the eagle or lion. The shark is considered a sacred symbol of the connection between the land and the sea, as well as a favourite food! Aborigines could recognize when a shark was 'fat', meaning 'ready for catching'. They came to believe that the many varieties of shark were placed on earth for the nourishment of man.

Polynesians also considered the shark to be a sacred animal. For them, the shark tattoo served to protect them from their enemies. A Polynesian fisherman would also sport tattoo symbols to protect him and his vessel from sharks in the waters where he fished. In Hawaii, you'll hear about the protective power of the aumakua, a row of tattooed dots around the ankle that keep sharks at bay. Legend tells of a woman swimming in the ocean and being attacked by a shark -- until it saw the tattoo. It let go and promised it wouldn't happen again!

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