Dancing Ganesha Coverup Tattoo

Today a woman whose ankle needed a serious tattoo upgrade came in to cover a backward-facing lion with a dancing Ganesha. A black lotus did the job of obscuring the poor quality lion, leaving the rest of the calf to host a large and detailed Ganesha. Her life is changing, and now she wears the symbol of the Remover of Obstacles, as she dances forward.

Dancing Ganesha Coverup Tattoo by Pat Fish

Dancing Ganesha Coverup Tattoo by Pat Fish

"Ganesha is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon . . . Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom." - Wikipedia

'Love is a Battlefield' Celtic Claddagh Tattoo

Today a man whose romantic intentions have been often betrayed came in for this unique tattoo. A claddagh with one hand gesturing in resignation, a sword representing the battlefield that love can become, a pierced heart shedding a drop of blood.

Broken Claddagh Sword Celtic Tattoo by Pat Fish

Broken Claddagh Sword Celtic Tattoo by Pat Fish

Tree of Faith Celtic Tattoo

Today's tattoo is this unique expression of Christian faith, for a man recently graduated from the university and beginning his true adult life. The blending of the tree of life with the cross, rising from a Celtic trinity knot, is something I had never been asked to do before and came together nicely.

Tree of Faith Celtic Tattoo by Pat Fish

Tree of Faith Celtic Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Tree and Claddagh Tattoo

Today a returning client added more and defined an end to his sleeve by putting a claddagh bracelet at the bottom. He is now forever a bachelor, eternally offering his heart to the ladies, while teasing them with his romantic nature expressed in the rose. On the flip side is a tree of life growing from the band, expressing his connection to his Celtic heritage.

Celtic Tree and Claddagh Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Tree and Claddagh Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Viking Shield CoverUp Tattoo

Today a man whose $35 at 16 years old bought him a dancing beer can tattoo finally outgrew the symbol of his miscreant youth. Almost 50 years later, and Mr Beer Can is gone, and in its place a warrior shield representing the success he has made of his life in the years since. This was one day's work, and so the colors are not as vibrant as they will be after a second pass, but the effectiveness of the cover-up cannot be questioned....... where WAS that can?

Celtic Viking Shield CoverUp Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Viking Shield CoverUp Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Prism Tattoo

Today a man whose youthful enthusiasm for the Roadrunner cartoon had long since faded like the tattoo came in to cover it up. We used a triangular Celtic knot to represent the prism on the iconic 1973 Pink Floyd album cover for "Dark Side of the Moon."

Celtic Prism Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Prism Tattoo by Pat Fish

Ancient Roots Celtic Tree of Life Tattoo

Today a man with nostalgia for the oak tree in his mother's yard came in for a permanent representation of it, drawn from actual photos. The tree might be cut down, limbs may fall, but now it lives forever in his skin. In a unique expression of heritage, he asked that the roots rise from the Newgrange kerbstone, the stone at the entrance to the most celebrated neolithic tomb in Ireland.

Ancient Roots Celtic Tree of Life Tattoo by Pat Fish

Ancient Roots Celtic Tree of Life Tattoo by Pat Fish

Midwife 'Band of Life' Tattoo

Today a midwife who previously had me install this tree of life with a fox denned in the roots came back for more. We added the Celtic midwifery symbol and a band flowing around it, made form the triple spirals of the Shandwick stone carving. A nice example of how a sleeve evolves over time, as elements are added.

Midwife 'Band of Life' Tattoo by Pat Fish

Midwife 'Band of Life' Tattoo by Pat Fish

Custom Claddagh Ring Tattoo

Today this man came in to expand his tattoo collection with more Celtic art. When he was 18 this shamrock made him feel so rad! Now, it is a tiny off-center memory, something to retain for sentiment, deserving of a frame. Future plans are under consideration to add something more to the middle, but for now today he has acquired a claddagh ring with his children's initials in the cuffs.

Custom Claddagh Ring Tattoo by Pat Fish

Custom Claddagh Ring Tattoo by Pat Fish

Custom Celtic 'Anniversary Dragons' Tattoo

Today a couple who have been happily married for twenty years came a very long distance to celebrate their epic anniversary with matching tattoos. Most people have a hard time picking just one tattoo, it is simply amazing when two can agree on one for them both. Here they celebrate their shared Scottish/Welsh heritage with a custom design of two European dragons, forming a loving heart.

Custom Celtic 'Anniversary Dragons' Tattoos by Pat Fish

Custom Celtic 'Anniversary Dragons' Tattoos by Pat Fish

Full Sleeve Celtic Knot 'Body Armor' Tattoo

Today a fourth session brought this full sleeve to fruition, one continuous knotwork interlace pattern from shoulder cap to wrist. It requires a lot of stamina from both artist and client to finish up a project this ambitious. I am grateful for the opportunity to do such transformative art.

Full Sleeve Celtic Knot 'Body Armor' Tattoo by Pat Fish

Full Sleeve Celtic Knot 'Body Armor' Tattoo by Pat Fish

Mother's Heart Family Tree of Life Tattoo

Today a mother with a large family came in for a tattoo that expresses her devotion to her children and husband and her connection to her ethnic ancestry. A Celtic Tree of Life with a heart in the roots, showing her love with this permanent embellishment.

Mother's Heart Tree of Life Tattoo by Pat Fish

Mother's Heart Tree of Life Tattoo by Pat Fish

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Celtic Interlace Knotwork Sleeve Tattoo

Today saw the third session on this sleeve, a very long and highly organized pattern of interlocking Celtic knots and loops, complex enough to require many hours to be complete. Transformational !

Celtic Knotwork Sleeve Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Knotwork Sleeve Tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Runestone Dragon Tattoo

Today a slithering dragon from a Viking Runestone came to life again in skin. A man whose maternal heritage is Nordic chose this bold and ancient pattern to fill his upper arm. This tattoo will allow him to access his inner Viking Warrior:  "The difference between a warrior and an ordinary man is that a warrior sees everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man sees everything as a blessing or a curse."

Viking Serpent Dragon Tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Serpent Dragon Tattoo by Pat Fish

Autism Father-Son Dedication Tattoo

Today a father whose dedication to his autistic son has been a major focus for many years got this custom design to express that connection. Early intervention and family involvement with professional guidance have led to his son overcoming many challenges, and now his son is succeeding in high school. And his father will wear this symbol of love forever.

Autism Father-Son Dedication Tattoo by Pat Fish

Autism Father-Son Dedication Tattoo by Pat Fish

Cherry Blossom Celtic Cross Tattoo

Today I did an unusual special request, a Celtic cross surrounded by cherry blossoms. Uniting European and Asian symbolism for a unique tattoo that is both intricate and delicate.

Cherry Blossom Celtic Cross Tattoo by Pat Fish

Cherry Blossom Celtic Cross Tattoo by Pat Fish

Full Celtic Knotwork Lower Leg Tattoo

Today I finished a second session on this lower leg wrap of Celtic knotwork. The pattern started with a knot found in a band in the 9th century Book of Kells. That was expanded out to a grid, with three of the knots running vertical and two around the ankle running horizontal. I think the artistic monks would have been happy to see their careful geometry adapted and reused in this new form.

Full Calf Celtic Knotwork Tattoo by Pat Fish

Full Calf Celtic Knotwork Tattoo by Pat Fish