CUSTOM TATTOOS

For thousands of years, tattoos have been part many indigenous cultures of the Northwest Coast.  For the Haida, body art was a means to express an individuals participation as part of a social unit, a moiety, or a lineage. Tattoos put a persons identity and spiritual connections on display through the use of crest figures and/or guardian spirits.

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Double Fin Killer Whale

symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection.  Orcas travel in large family groups, working together to protect all members of their pod.

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Salmon

symbolizes abundance, fertility, prosperity and renewal. For thousands of years, Salmon have been the primary food source for Northwest Coast Native Americans and are highly respected.