maybe my next tattoo will be a turtle. Symbol of the Turtle : taking their homes with them wherever they go, turtles remind us to remember our roots while still welcoming new places and phases in life. They teach us to appreciate life's simple, true necessities : shelter, food, drink and most importantly, FAITH . The turtle's slow gait requires the animal to have faith that it will eventually get where it is going and that its needs will be satisfied along the way.
Ātaahua Hibiscus flowers represent beauty, femininity and the "island vibe", that easy-going way of living that seems to be so natural on Pacific islands. The frangipani again represents beauty and shelter. The birds represent freedom, watching the world from a higher perspective, and when two of them are grouped chasing each other they symbolize that help will always be granted to the dear ones (and vice versa) The mate of an injuried pigeon is said to fly down on her[...]