Aquaman, Jason Momoa's Tattoo: The Hidden Meaning Behind It

Jason Momoa's Hawaiian lineage makes him pre-destined to be aquaman and he has a distinctive tattoo to prove this ancient legacy, forever.

By Nikki Flux
Aquaman, Jason Momoa's Tattoo: The Hidden Meaning Behind It

Jason Momoa's Tattoo Has A Sacred Meaning

Jason Momoa is a peaceful warrior. The 6ft 5" actor is a gentle giant, loving husband and father to two children, ages 8 and 10. To the Hawaiian culture; nothing is more sacred than family and tradition. And it's not just the distinctive warrior dance called the "Haka." It's a culture steeped in beautiful myth, gods and folklore. The distinctive tattoo on his left arm is not just a geometric tattoo, to look cool (it does). It's meaning is more personal and profound than that. He chose the design for personal reasons. Basically, Momoa is a living being, bearing witness to and honoring his ancestors.

Aquaman actor, Jason Momoa's tattoo Meaning

Momoa's prominent tattoo design, is actually his Hawaiian family crest - pretty cool, huh? And nothing says born to play Aquaman, than actually having ancestors who are protecting him when he's in the ocean. Sharks, if they see him, will recognize him as one of their own and leave him alone. The tattoo's design is both a family crest and PROTECTION of life itself. Surely, one of the most feared creatures in the open ocean is the shark; this fearsome predator is Jason Momoa's family protector. Perfect for Aquaman. Perfect for a mortal: a tattoo that wards off sharks.

"In Hawaiian mythology, it's believed that the ʻaumakua is an ancestor who has died and come back in a different form to protect his or her family. Momoa's guardian just so happens to be a shark."

Says Jason Momoa About His Tattoo On His Left Arm.

None of Jason Momoa's tattoos are done without meaning. He has his children tattooed on other areas and he has his tattoo of his Hawaiian family crest on his left arm. The tattoo is more common for people to have nowadays. Gone are the faded green tattoo's that adorned the arms of sailors. Tattoo designs have come a long way. Jason Momoa, like many of us, affixes meaning to each and every tattoo he has. It's personal and it's perfectly balanced.

Justice League Introduces Aquaman 2017

The fanfare around Jason Momoa has been reaching a fever pitch, which began with his breakout role on Game Of Thrones. Even though the character lasted only one season (spoiler alert for those of you under a rock, who don't watch Game Of Thrones), Khal Drogo was PIVOTAL to the franchise. It was a star-making and powerful performance. In fact, the moment Momoa walked into the casting office and actually performed the "Haka" at the audition; he walked away with the role. His presence and the star power was visible even then has propelled him towards his wildest dreams. A beautiful man, talented and undeniably breaking barriers and stereotypes to play Aquaman in a huge tent pole movie. The most anticipated movie of 2017 is Justice League.

Diversity At Last In Casting Aquaman

Jason Momoa and his tattooed, muscular physique and masculine sexiness make him a distinct choice for Aquaman. Never has the meaning of a tattoo been so on point. A mortal god, protected by his ancestors. Aquaman is typically portrayed as blonde-haired and blue eyed and it's awesome to see diversity for this iconic character.

Bolder United #JusticeLeague #Aquaman #UniteTheLeague. Aloha j 😜😜

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Family First For Lisa Bonet And Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa has sacrificed his family life with wife Lisa Bonet, in order to commit to a daunting shooting schedule. Jason Momoa has been busy of late with back-to-back shooting in Queensland, Australia. He was gone for so long, his wife Lisa Bonet and his children surprised him for his 38th birthday.

"I have never been so surprised in my life. 38 is the greatest to date. I love u my loveee my babies my friends and OHANA to my cast and crew. Mahalo for caring. It was so beautiful. Mahalos to all the warriors It was an honor. #mindblown. #roots #connected #mytribe aloha j mahalo @jasinboland."

Momoa's emotional response to his wife Lisa Bonet and his kids visiting the set of Aquaman.

Aquaman The Movie Hits Theatres 2018

Landing the coveted role of iconic Aquaman has opened up the world to family-man Jason Momoa. The freedom that comes from signing on to do the role, means he no longer has to take roles just to put food on the table for his wife and children. He can take roles he WANTS to do for the art and acting chops; not because he is struggling to take care of his family.

“I haven’t been an actor who’s been able to pick and choose roles, and being a family man, it’s been about putting food on the table. This has been the best moment of my career because the superhero roles are letting me get the other roles I want."

Momoa States With Pride About Landing Aquaman.

It's All About The Tattoos

Tattoos make Aquaman THE character of the year. Yes, he has a costume, but when it's removed, Jason Momoa's body is covered in tattoo scales in a clever design, tailored for Justice League and the stand alone character driven, much anticipated Aquaman movie in 2018

Are you ready? 💪🏻⚓️ #aquaman #aquamanmovie #aquamanmovie2018 #dccomics

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Frontier Actor Momoa Stalked His Wife

11 years ago, unknown actor Jason Momoa was introduced to his wife, Lisa Bonet. It was an electric, life-changing moment for both of them. The secret he didn't tell Bonet is that he had watched her on "A Different World," and knew he wanted to meet her and marry her. He waited until well AFTER their two children, Lola, 10 and Nakoa-wolf 8 were born to tell her about his closet stalking years prior to them meeting.

"We met through mutual friends. But when I first met her, she didn't know I was a stalker, but I was. I was with one of my best friends and when I turned around, and they were going to introduce us, literally, like, fireworks. She said, 'Hi, I'm Lisa,' and I said, 'Hi, I'm Jason,' and I just turn around to my buddy like . . . [freaking out]. Inside, I was like a little girl and I [deepened my voice] and tried to pull it together. She definitely makes me shy."

Jason Waxes romantically About The First Time He Met His Wife Lisa Bonet.

Mi amor Be home soon baby. Aloha sb

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"I didn't tell her until after we had our two children. But I told her . . . 'I kinda stalked ya. I was going to find ya.'"

Jason Momoa Finally Comes Clean To His Wife About Stalking Her

Busy Actor Stars In Frontier On Netflix

Jason Momoa signed on to play the lead in the Netflix-produced show, "Frontier." The show is set in the 1700's and is about the struggle to control Hudson Bay in Canada. A war divide between white settlers and the Cree indiginous people of that era. Momoa is a standout, again, as the half-Cree, half-Irish Declan Harp, torn between two cultures within the Canadian wilderness.

Worldwide Fame Of Jason Momoa Is Astounding

Jason Momoa, touring the world to promote Justice League, is often mobbed by fans - as far wide as China. He takes the attention in stride, grounded in the fact that he earned it after struggling for years as an actor. He's taking it in and sharing the success with all those he loves.

CHINA is ALL IN #papercutssuck #whothefuckisjason #honoredtobeaquaman aloha j

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Game Of Thrones: Momoa As Khal Drogo

Casting was forced to come to the USA to cast the role of Khal Drogo after failing to find the right actor in the UK-based series. It's a complicated role: one minute brutal rapist and conqueror and the next, a gentle, loving husband to Kalessi. Momoa was so perfect in the role, his character is still remembered by the fans after being killed off in Season One!

Destined For Stardom: GOT Audition

A viral video shows that Momoa took a huge risk in his audition for GOT. He did the Hawaiian warrior dance called the Haka. It won him the role right then and there. He was perfect to play Khal Drogo in Game Of Thrones.

Warrior's Repose: An Eye On Superstardom

Most people don't know how lonely stardom is. There are long periods of time away from friends and family, while Momoa shoots on locations far and wide. Jason Momoa knows his legacy IS is family. The sacrifice is worth it to continue a proud lineage and make sure that his wife and children are provided for and have the freedom he has worked so hard to maintain. Bravo Jason.

Kanaka maoli in Beijing #needpoke #akuman #missinghome. #nomopoi Aloha j

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