About Shark Tattoos
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. Shark tattoos are also popular among surfers, as this is their greatest threat of danger in some waters.
In many indigenous cultures, sharks are seen as the spiritual bridge between the land and the sea. In Fiji, the shark god, Dakuwanga, protects fishermen at sea and devours lost souls. From Australia to the Hawaiian Islands, native folklore speaks of shape shifting sharks that freely roam everywhere.