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Nautical Tattoos: Mike from Alliance

Posted by Tall Ships America on September 29, 2009

Hiwa, a Northwest Indian "messenger form the gods."

Mike from Alliance's tattoo of Hiwa.

While spending time in Vancouver around 1995, Mike aboard Alliance choose this nautical tattoo for his right arm.  According to Mike, it is a tattoo of the dolphin Hiwa, a messenger from the gods in Northwest Indian tales as well as stylized around their totems.

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One Response to “Nautical Tattoos: Mike from Alliance”

  1. Randy said

    This is mine 🙂

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