My cousin Allan Weir designed it. I initially wanted something smaller, but he said “go big or go home.” No one gets a “cute” dogfish. Mikel Johnson tattooed it in a whopping 2.5 hours… he has great line work.
I was always drawn to the dogfish design, not only because it’s one of my clan symbols but also it is a badass Haida woman’s symbol as well.
The labret in the lower lip (abalone shell) means she is a woman of high esteem and she could transform and experience the sea as a dogfish.
There’s power in it.