Viking Valknut War Shield Tattoo Design

The valknut symbol of three interlocked triangles is the enigmatic ancient Nordic symbol for slain warriors. Here it is dotted onto a shield with two battle axes hung on it, and will serve as a symbol of strength for the man who at this juncture in his life is stepping forth with courage to new challenges.

 Viking Valknut Shield tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Valknut Shield tattoo by Pat Fish

Iluminated M Tattoo Design

Drawn in the style of the ancient Medieval illuminated manuscripts, this letter M joins three dogs in knotwork, with triquetras as the bases for the finials and a graceful interweaving pattern of lines that flow to create the form. A dedication tattoo, this is the initial of the wearer's mother and grandfather, and will serve as a lifelong way to keep them forever in mind.

 Illuminated M tattoo by Pat Fish

Illuminated M tattoo by Pat Fish

The Transformation Leaf Tattoo

A man who recently reached a hard-won weight loss goal chose to have the leaf symbol of the program he used made into a Celtic version, a permanent reminder of his process and success. He asked my esteemed colleague Sting, of Arizona, to draw up the pattern for him, and In a first-ever collaboration I did the actual tattoo. The result will keep him mindful as he proceeds healthier through life.

 Transformation Leaf tattoo by Pat Fish & Sting

Transformation Leaf tattoo by Pat Fish & Sting

Moroccan Good Luck Charm

An ancient Moorish symbol supposed to bring good luck and ward off the evil eye. Used in the TV show M*A*S*H* on the latrine door, and on the book covers of the works of William Summerset Maugham.

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