Today's tattoo was a technical challenge that was quite exciting. We started with the idea of the client liking the Boy-Man-Sage knot, a triquetra with a central smaller triangle woven through it. But we wanted to make a quarter-sleeve, filling the top of the arm, and looping up at the top to cap the arm. He also liked the idea of a sculptural edge, not a straight line, so we put 5 more triquetras around the outside, looped them through the big triquetra, and to separate the design visually to give the most importance to the biggest element I used pointillist dots to emphasize it, and wicker-shaded the rest of the knots. A lot of complexity, and fitted precisely to his arm.
The pattern that inspired this quarter sleeve is: