Haida Tattoos Blue Springs MO

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Icon Tattoo
(816) 220-8281
1412 Sw State Route 7
Blue Springs, MO
 
Gypsy Rose Tattoo And Body Piercing
(816) 847-1685
507 S Main St
Grain Valley, MO
 
Freaks On Noland
(816) 836-4828
1212 S Noland Rd
Independence, MO
 
Freaks On Noland
(816) 836-4828
1212 S Noland Rd
Independence, MO
 
Dark Lotus Tattoo
(816) 478-9990
15740 E 40 Hwy
Kansas City, MO
 
Icon Tattoo
(816) 220-8281
1412 Sw State Route 7
Blue Springs, MO
 
Cowboy's Lucky 7
(816) 578-2234
9318 7 Hwy
Lees Summit, MO
 
Purgatory Tattoos
(816) 356-2211
11032 E Us Highway 40
Independence, MO
 
Son Of A Gun Tattoo's & Piercing
(816) 252-8717
521 East 23Rd Street
Independence, MO
 
Purgatory Tattoos
(816) 356-2211
11032 E Us Highway 40
Independence, MO
 

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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