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.
Recently got my first tattoo. I wanted my first to be simple yet still hold meaning to me. I view them as my Warrior Stripes, something I have to fight for or earn for myself everyday. The first band represents the things that I want, and the second what I have to do get the things that I want. Ultimately, they are a reminder to me that I don’t want to be handed things in life, I want to work for what I desire, and I want to know that I earned it.