Illuminated C & M Tattoo Design

This tattoo is a special tribute to the client's mom and grandfather, both of whom have the initials CM. The letters are original modern patterns drawn in the style of the ancient Celtic manuscript the Book of Kells. Finally finished after months of planning and several tattooing sessions! A bold tattoo on a pale gal, so we could use vivid light colors to accentuate the weaves.

 Illuminated C & M tattoo by Pat Fish

Illuminated C & M tattoo by Pat Fish

Irish Revolution Phoenix Tattoo Design

Today a commemorative for the Irish Revolution 100 years ago, a phoenix rendered in 40 shades of green, with a calla lily and the Plough stars. This man's family emigrated partly during the famine and last just after the war of independence ended, and kept their memories of their homeland and the struggle alive.

 Irish Phoenix tattoo by Pat Fish

Irish Phoenix tattoo by Pat Fish

Glamis Stone Pictish Bear

This mighty Pictish bear is an ancient stone carving from the 9th century, found on the Glamis stone located in Scotland. An enigmatic and powerful character. A totem animal of great strength.

 Glamis stone bear tattoo by Pat Fish

Glamis stone bear tattoo by Pat Fish

Dara Knot Celtic Tattoo Design

A single continuous line creates this ring of Celtic knotwork, surrounding a triple spiral symbol within. The name Dara comes from "doire,"  the Irish word for the oak tree, one of the most important of the sacred trees of Ireland.  This woman asked for the traditional knot to be opened up to allow for the spiral within, making it a unique new knot. Additionally she had her mother write a phrase to go around it in her own handwriting.

 Dara Knot tattoo by Pat Fish

Dara Knot tattoo by Pat Fish