Polynesian Tattoo Symbols & Meanings – Fish – Shark Teeth

Picture showing the Polynesian shark teeth symbol and its variations.

Shark teeth is another fish symbol which is very popular among Polynesian tattoo fans.  Nearly over 50% Polynesian tattoo designs have shark teeth symbols embedded in. It’s also called “niho mano” in Polynesian language.
Shark teeth usually represents shelter or coverage, guidance, power, ferocity, adaptability, etc. In Polynesian legend, sharks also represent the god of Polynesian people. It has lots of variations and combinations, like the ones showed in the pictures above.
Below are 3 samples of design and photos that display the application of shark teeth symbols in Polynesian tattoo.


Polynesian tattoo design sample with tiki and shark teeth.

Polynesian tattoo photo sample with shark teeth symbols embedded in.

Polynesian tattoo photo sample show the application of shark teeth symbols.