Sage Quarter Sleeve Celtic Knot Tattoo

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.

 Sage Quarter Sleeve Celtic Knot Tattoo by Pat Fish

Sage Quarter Sleeve Celtic Knot Tattoo by Pat Fish

The pattern that inspired this quarter sleeve is: