The porcupine represents innocence; it’s quills are an affective defense against predators, they are not aggressive but when attacked the assailant risks getting severely stung by the 30.000 barbed quills that cover most of it’s body. People with the porcupine totem have a sense of wonder and can enjoy life despite it’s setbacks, but be wary of harassing them. Porcupine people have a knack for saying or doing things that will hurt their tormentor the most and the longest, like a quill digging itself into their skin.
If the porcupine has entered your life it may caution you to use your barbs more sparingly or warn you not to let someone else’s barb continue to bother you. Do not be too sensitive and allow others to ruin your enjoyment of life.