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Cloverland Tattoo Company
(517) 962-2364
2108 Wildwood Ave
Jackson, MI
 
Underground Inc
(517) 748-8288
208 Napoleon Rd
Michigan Center, MI
 
Old School Tattoo
(734) 728-8802
30929 Ecorse Rd
Romulus, MI
 
Wonderland Tattoo Studio
(586) 774-8288
23531 Little Mack Ave
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 
Tat Man Tattoo
(586) 754-9030
3648 E 9 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
 
Indian Ink Tattoos
(517) 780-7778
6613 Lansing Ave.
Jackson, MI
 
Black Dog Tattooz
(517) 851-8831
4230 Cooper Rd
Stockbridge, MI
 
Pain For Sale Tattooing
(616) 248-7171
1400 28th St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
American Made Tattoo
(616) 522-0052
1009 W Lincoln Ave Unit 1
Ionia, MI
 
A Real You Llc
(248) 608-6211
1975 Beaver Creek Dr
Rochester, MI
 

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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