CMC

What does this tattoo mean?

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Thanks I thought it looked like anchors but fish hooks make more sense! Never thought about the letter J

Just curious, it's my wife's tattoo and she can't remember. Scared it might me  something dumb, but you could be right, maybe it doesn't 'mean' anything and is just a cool design!

 

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@oboogie was heading in the right direction,

I know a bit about that,it looks like this to me ....

"The Meaning of the Hawaiian Bone Fish Hook. The deep connection and reverence the Hawaiians had for the ocean created the meaning behind the Hawaiian fish hook necklace. It represents strength, prosperity, abundance, and a great respect for the sea."

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei_matau

https://www.google.com/search?q=hawaiian+bone+hook+design+meaning&rlz=1C1CHHJ_enUS531US531&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2yvTL657WAhXFjlQKHQ2fCloQsAQIcg

"Makau – Fish Hook Pendant
Hawaiians have a deep connection and understanding of the ocean. The Makau is a fishhook pendant, which was used in ancient times to find food. During the early eras, locals would create fishhooks out of various materials – bones, wood, coral and stone. Today, the fish hook necklaces sold represent everything good: strength, prosperity and good luck. Pendants are often made in bone, wood or jade materials."

https://www.olukai.com/journal/2014/11/03/the-meaning-behind-hawaiian-symbols/

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10 hours ago, CMC said:

Just curious, it's my wife's tattoo and she can't remember. Scared it might me  something dumb, but you could be right, maybe it doesn't 'mean' anything and is just a cool design!

 

She doesn't remember???? Was she black-out drunk when she got it? Sorry, but that's really hard to believe.

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1 hour ago, Hogrider said:

She doesn't remember???? Was she black-out drunk when she got it? Sorry, but that's really hard to believe.

Maybe she saw the design somewhere and just thought it looked cool? Maybe someone commented on the tattoo one time and told her what they thought it meant, and she simply forgot? 

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