Below is a diagram of the Coat of Arms of the Mackintosh of Mackintosh. This is not the actual drawing from the
Office of the Lord Lyon, but a modern representation of it for explanatory purposes.
The above depicts the Coat of Arms of the Mackintosh of Mackintosh. It is entirely under the ownership of that particular person and no other. It is essentially the signature of the Armiger. Scottish common law says that anyone using the above COA can have it forcibly removed by the Armiger (a tattoo, for example, can be flayed off of the offender and no crime has been committed by the Armiger of the Name).
The Coat of Arms is designed to tell the history of the Armiger. The Mackintosh charges are: 1) the Rampant Lion used to denote the relation to ancient royalty, 2) The bloody hand holding the heart depicts the heart of Robert the Bruce and the Mackintosh loyalty to him. 3) The Boars Head depicts the Mackintosh connection to the House of Gordon through marriage, and 4) The Sable (black) lymphad of pre-1947 depicts the Mackintoshes as originating from the Lord of the Isles, The Azure (blue) lymphad of post-1947 depicts the connection to the Chattan Confederation.