While they may be one of the most terrifying things to physically come upon, shark fin tattoos are one of the most popular tattoos to request in ink shops worldwide.
Sharks can be exquisite and gorgeous creatures, when you’re not face to face with them, and they can be even more alluring on your body.
Gentlemen often sport shark fin tattoos due to the deep symbolic meaning behind them. There are those who appreciate and study these hunters of the sea who feel that they share similar characteristics, or have even survived a dangerous encounter with one that makes the wearer of a shark fin tattoo feel empowered.
The shark fin can be depicted as a sign of patience or persistence. As a shark slowly swims around its prey, it waits for the right time to strike, or in other words, the shark fin implies that the wearer is often a patient and tolerant person who doesn’t give up so easily.
Shark fin tattoos vary greatly when it comes to the style in which they are interpreted. Many opt for the masculine tribal shark fins on the upper arm or a minimalist shark fin drawn with one stroke on the ankle for those who like a simple touch.
Usually an obvious sign of danger, a shark fin tattoo contrasts against its common meaning from beach signs by serving as a symbol of composure and strength.