Indomitable, fearless, powerful and bold : these are the meanings associated with shark tattoos.
If you think that sharks are bloodthirsty and vicious killers, you have propably watched too much horror movies. For ages, sharks have been respected and admired by our ancestors who knew that those animals were only attacking when provoked and disturbed by environmental troubles, i.e. when man was responsible.
The Maoris consider the mako (the shark) as the king of the oceans and the most sacred fish. That's why the shark is often found in tribal tattoo designs. It is also common as a Celtic design, as the shark was a Druidic symbol for a new beggining.
Men would prefer more aggressive shark tattoos, with realistic, old school and new school styles, while women would covet peaceful and graceful designs, with graphic and dotwork effects.
The shark is a gorgeous animal that need our protection and respect. Yes, it is dangerous, but we are too. Love them or just want some killer tattoos ? Check these 40 rad shark tattoos ...