Polynesian symbols are designs that have significant meaning in Polynesian culture. An example of a Polynesian symbol is the turtle shell, which is a sign for fertility and peace.
The turtle shell also symbolizes wellness and longevity. Sea shells are popular Polynesian symbols as well. Sea shells represent protection and intimacy. Bivalve shells are a symbol of the marriage of couples. The sun is also a Polynesian symbol and represents brilliance, riches and leadership. The sun is also a sign for eternity and serves as a symbol for grandness. In a Polynesian tattoo, the rays and edges of the sun body art can convey different meanings.