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Northwest Owl 02

Tattoo Design by Ray Reasoner Jr
This Northwest Coast tattoo design is a black and red drawing of an owl. The owl is commonly thought of as a sign of wisdom in many cultures. This is so in Northwest Coast culture as well since it was a Shaman's helper, but could also be an omen of death if it flew over your head, or a punishment to be turned into a lesser owl if one was selfish or misbehaving. Some license has been taken by adding the skull to the stomach to show the death omen aspect.