A Polynesian shark tattoo bears a historical presence of strength. The culture bestows the shark in a very admirable perspective.
Usually at the mere mention of the word “shark”, a sense of fear is invoked in the minds of many.
Maybe it is time to think outside the box and learn something new from another culture. First, introduce the word “Aumakua” into your vocabulary. In Hawaii, your Aumakua is your guardian spirit or family protector. According to Hawaiian mythology, this powerful god known as an Aumakua has appeared to many families in the form of a shark. Not a bad choice! A powerful guardian should take on the form of an powerful creature.
This tattoo can take on two forms. It can be just the teeth or the entire shark. As teeth only, the tattoo takes on a strong geometrical appeal. But like most Polynesian tribal designs, the teeth can be emerged into the smoothest curves as if it was created by the waves of the ocean. Of course in the form of an entire shark, there is room for plenty of creative expression. The unique options of curves and flow of the Polynesian design come together to create the majestic form of a shark. Often the shark teeth are incorporated into the tattoo.
The Polynesian tribal shark tattoo should never be regarded as a decoration. It has deep cultural roots. It connects to the soul of the man that possesses it. There is no better comfort than walking through life having your guardian spirit fused within your skin.