While many fish in the sea are predators, the shark stands out as particularly fascinating for humans, perhaps because they are particularly threatening to us. They are vicious when attacking and can be thrown into a frenzy with the scent of blood. Both feared and worshipped in sea-fairing societies the world over, the shark has inspired tattoo artwork in many abstract and realistic forms.
Some shark tattoos emphasize their rows of razor sharp teeth and the dorsal fin that signals their presence when they are just below the surface. The hammerhead shark, though, has its own hallmarks.
Like the great white, it has been known to attack humans without provocation. Typically found with a gray-brown coloring on top and an off-white underside, the most striking thing about this species is, of course, the head. It is almost rectangular in shape, resembling a “T”, with the eyes set at the ends. The largest, and most dangerous, type of hammerhead shark can reach a length of about 15 feet.