Today an old grammar school pal of mine came in for a second tattoo, a commissioned concept of a Celtic monarch butterfly. She specifically asked me to retain the distinctive dots on the edges of the wings, that make a monarch so instantly recognizable. Keeping them in, I then filed the interior with a knotwork pattern.
This single father is undeterred by unsuccessful romance, he wants to show the world that he wears his heart on his sleeve, and is again ready for love.
This anatomically correct heart is woven into an oval of Celtic knotwork for a complete presentation as a cohesive tattoo.
The mighty salmon of knowledge, important in Celtic mythology as the creature who can bestow the ability to understand the languages of animals, leaping on a forearm.
The boar was always the most feared and desired prey for those seeking their sustenance in the forest. No other animal posed as much danger for the hunters and their dogs, no other was as wily and strong, a most worthy assailant.
This design is one found throughout Scotland, carved on stones by the Pictish people.