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Gunslinger Tattoo Parlor
(706) 722-6211
1160 Broad St
Augusta, GA
 
Gunslinger Tattoo Parlor
(706) 722-6211
1160 Broad St
Augusta, GA

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1St Amendment Tattoo
(706) 828-6744
126 9th St
Augusta, GA
 
Elite Ink Tattoos
(843) 448-4708
702 Seaboard St Unit F
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Eleventh Hour Tattoo
(803) 581-3407
1635 J A Cchran Byp Ste F
Chester, SC
 
Tribal Urge Inc
(706) 823-0022
523 Broad St
Augusta, GA
 
Gunslinger Tattoo Parlor
(706) 722-6211
908 Broad St
Augusta, GA
 
Factor Five
(843) 747-0540
5527 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC
 
Body Rites
(803) 799-2877
2009 Greene St., Suite 112
Columbia, SC
 
Herman Loadholt
(803) 259-2723
P O Box 611
Barnwell, SC
 
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Haida tattoos

Grizzly Bear Haida tattoo design Haida Tattoos - The Haida are renowned around the world for the beauty and complexity of their art and images. The bold lines of the Haida designs make them uniquely suited to be reproduced as tattoos. And for good reason - the art with which the Haida are synonymous today, the totems poles, carvings and prints - are largely derived from ancient tattoo designs that the Haida used to depict Clan Crests. The Haida were once one of the most heavily tattooed indigenous people in the world, and were one of very few groups in recorded history to tattoo in colour, using red as well as black.

Haida crests chronicled important mythological events in the family or clan's history - usually when an ancestor encountered a spiritual being in a supernatural context. Oftentimes, stories related to these events were told and retold, in turn setting the specific family or clan apart from others while defining their social position among Haida society.

Drawing of early Haida tattoo of a Killer WhaleWhen tattooed upon the body or carved onto an object, crests served as title to the animal or geographic feature depicted on it as well as to its spirit. Thus, the right to a crest, the right to use the emblem, was more valuable than the particular physical object itself. Individuals who were freshly tattooed were presented by their families to the community at a ceremonial potlatch.
Crests were symbols of power & prestige & their owners were given the right to pass them on to their heirs.

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