Diamond Lattice

To begin an extensive back piece, this week I designed this diamond lattice. The rest of the pattern will radiate out from this central core placed on the spine. It was quite a challenge, the client had a very clear vision about the overall shape, and then gave me the latitude to create a new custom knot. I especially liked letting the inner weave escape the border at the bottom.

 Celtic Diamond Lattice Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Diamond Lattice Tattoo by Pat Fish

A diamond with a flare, a tattoo that is a classic example of one line coming all the way back to the start, the essence of the Celtic magical drawings, but with the extra added dimension that the knots break free at the bottom to look like the flare on an ascending rocket.