Today a young woman turned 18 and began her career as a Tattooed Woman by placing this Celtic crescent moon on her upper back. She has plans for more, and this is only the beginning. On the day of the eclipse, the moon passes over the sun.
A modern day Scottish-Viking Warrior with many tattoos came in with a special request. He wanted to have the effect of large-scale chain mail on his arm, reaching from the wrist up to the bottom of a portrait, and flowing under a pre-existing Celtic cross and other tattoos. We morphed a pattern previously designed for a leg and made it fit this new adaptation.
Today I installed a ring of Pictish key patterning surrounding an internal Celtic knot. Together they make a bold black graphic statement for a man whose work regularly puts him in dangerous situations. Uniting both Scottish and Irish design styles, they form a shield of bravery.
Today I finished the second of two upper arm pieces for a man of the Irish O'Sullivan Clan. The two heraldic animals emblazoned on the Clan crest are the King Stag, monarch of the forest, and the Wild Boar, most fierce of prey. They are rendered in pointillist dots in the style of the ancient 9th century Pictish stone carvings, and surrounded by a ring of Celtic knotwork.