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Variations of the Turtle symbol as depicted on Atelier Leseine Tahitian carved black pearls.
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Polynesian Tattoo Symbols & Meanings – Ocean. Polynesian people regard the ocean as their final destination where they go when passed away. So sometimes the ocean is a symbol of death, or the world beyond. Besides, the ocean is also regarded as their source of food and can represent life, fertility and persistence. Ocean waves are used to symbolize the other world beyond too, which is a homeland where all ancestors live, where they’ll eventually be.
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