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Similar in naturalistic origin to the Vau tattoo worn by the Marquesan people, this ancient design is often worn as an arm tattoo by tribal fishermen inhabiting a string of small volcanic islands near Tahiti. It depicts a folkloric winged creature with the head of an octopus that the islanders believe provides them with both good fishing and earthly riches. On women, the tattoo is often placed on the upper thigh at the onset of puberty, during a ritual nighttime marriage held on a nearby reef, to this "god of the sea." First sketched by Captain Obed Marsh in his journals, after successfully trading with these tribes in the South Pacific, a similar design has since been recorded by recent explorers in the island chain that includes Easter Island, who found it carved on primitive obelisks, alongside scenes of strange fish-like men. This Cthulhu tattoo design is printed in dark gray ink.
Unless otherwise noted, all of our shirts are high-quality 100% preshrunk cotton and do not change size when washed. Shirts look best and last longer when worn at the correct size. Shirts can be worn tight, if that's how you like them, but show moderation, or your shirt may not have a very long life and the print may crack. The following measurements are approximate and linear (they are one-side straight measurements). Manufacturers use a variety of mills, so there may be variations of up to an inch or so from these measurements, depending on the shirt batch.
* Due to the stretchiness of the babydoll tees (they are made to be form-fitting), this measurement represents a number between unstretched and moderately stretched.
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