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Lake Geneva Tattooing Co, Inc
(262) 248-1432
150 1/2 Center St
Lake Geneva, WI
 
Diggers Den Tattoo Parlor
(262) 723-4071
793 E Geneva St
Elkhorn, WI
 
Rj's Tat2
(262) 728-8782
635 E Wisconsin St
Delavan, WI
 
Steve's Tattoo
(262) 539-3053
7710 Evergreen Ter
Burlington, WI
 
Lunchbox Tattoo
(815) 363-8282
2020 W Johnsburg Rd
Mchenry, IL
 
Redwood Studios Inc
(262) 279-9633
509 Walworth St
Genoa City, WI
 
Diggers Den Tattoo Parlor
(262) 723-4071
39 N Wisconsin St
Elkhorn, WI
 
Sacred Image Tattoo
(262) 767-9227
580 N Pine St
Burlington, WI
 
Tattoo Utopia
(847) 838-6654
25218 W Rte173
Antioch, IL
 
Tattoo Utopia
(847) 838-6654
25218 W Rte173
Antioch, IL
 

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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