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Ancient Ink Tattoo Studio
(219) 662-8228
8171 E 109th Ave
Crown Point, IN
 
Tainted Skin Tattooing
(219) 226-0252
1196 N Main St
Crown Point, IN
 
Roy Boy S Place Inc
(219) 884-4965
3849 Broadway
Gary, IN
 
Roy Boy'S Place
(219) 884-4965
3849 Broadway
Gary, IN
 
Ouch Ink
(219) 696-6377
141 W Commercial Ave
Lowell, IN
 
Tainted Skin Tattooing
(219) 226-0252
1196 N Main St
Crown Point, IN
 
Famous Legs Tattoos & Exotic Piercings
(219) 980-2912
2278 W Ridge Rd
Gary, IN
 
Famous Legs Tattoos && Exotic Piercings
(219) 980-2912
2278 W Ridge Rd
Gary, IN
 
Roy Boy S Place Inc
(219) 884-4965
2810 Walnut Ln
Hobart, IN
 
Donald Frey
(219) 836-1966
8755 Madison Ave
Munster, IN
 

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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