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Aces Tattoo
(505) 647-1501
1128 E Amador Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
American Graffiti
(575) 523-0666
306 E Union Ave Ste B
Las Cruces, NM
 
Forever Tattoo
(505) 522-9093
1496 S Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM
 
Sweet Pain Tattooz
(505) 571-3974
1225 N Main St
Las Cruces, NM
 
Real Inx Fine Arts Studio
(575) 647-4786
140 E Madrid Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
Tattoos & Piercing
(575) 526-7113
1900 S Espina St Ste 5
Las Cruces, NM
 
Tattoos && Piercing
(505) 526-7113
1900 S Espina St Ste 5
Las Cruces, NM
 
5150 Tattoo
(575) 491-7544
1496 S Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM
 
Sweet Pain Tattooz
(575) 571-3974
1225 N Main St
Las Cruces, NM
 
Syncere Tattoo
(575) 524-0190
1204 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 

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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