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Paragon Body Piercing
(808) 949-2800
1667 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI
 
Eternal Body Art
(808) 478-8986
1033 Smith Street
Honolulu, HI
 
Mike Ledger Inc
(808) 945-9797
930 Mccully St Ste 203
Honolulu, HI
 
Big Fat Tatts
(808) 843-2644
1095 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, HI
 
Mike Ledger Inc
(808) 945-9797
930 Mccully St
Honolulu, HI
 
Hawaiian Tattoo Company
(808) 946-2600
2600 King Street, Suite 106
Honolulu, HI
 
Big Fat Tatts
(808) 843-2644
1095 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, HI
 
Got Ink
(808) 946-8465
2570 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI
 
Permanent Elegance
(808) 944-8881
2570 S Brtania St Ste 207
Honolulu, HI
 
Hawaiian Tattoo Company
(808) 946-2600
2600 S King St Ste 106
Honolulu, HI
 

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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