Koru - a symbol of Maori art mimicking the fiddlehead of new ferns.  It symbolizes new life, growth, development, and peace.  The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.

Koru - a symbol of Maori art mimicking the fiddlehead of new ferns. It symbolizes new life, growth, development, and peace. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point

Polynesian Tattoo for Woman featuring Tipanier Flowers and a Hook of Maori Symbols

Polynesian Tattoo for Woman featuring Tipanier Flowers and a Hook of Maori Symbols. I love Polynesian tattoos, I really want one.

Tattoo Tribes "Bird of paradise  Beauty, freedom  Neringa requested the design of a bird for her hip, representing freedom and strength. We chose a bird of paradise because it does symbolize freedom and also beauty and elevation. The style we used is bold in order to convey an idea of strength, and the wings recall flames to symbolize passion and change."

Birds of Paradise tattoo - love the swirl of the tail but I'd love it as a water color tattoo

Solid Bronze  Koru Pendant.. $85.00, via Etsy.

Solid Bronze Maori Koru Pendant on black adjustable cord

Solid Bronze Koru Pendant on black cord or antique by JackieTump

Tribal bird of paradise tattoo flash

Birds of Paradise tattoo - love the swirl of the tail but I'd love it as a water color tattoo

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