Today marked the culmination of a long project, bringing together three tattoos into one cohesive whole. On the chest we placed a claddagh cross, the Irish symbol for faith, loyalty, and courage. To honor this man's mixed Irish and American Indian heritage, the Cherokee symbol for friendship, the crossed arrows, was placed in the center of the cross. On his sleeve we completed a Cherokee seven pointed star with yin-yang wolves in the middle by adding Celtic knotwork that circles the wolf star and then flows around and under the arm. An ambitious sleeve for a persistent and proud man.