These two views illustrate how different an arm tattooed with a continuous pattern of knotwork can be when viewed from different angles. The goal here was to span a space between the bottom of a Celtic cross I had done on his upper arm and cover the elbow and go down a few more inches to match up with the length of an Asian style sleeve he has going on the other arm. So it was a tube of knots, a very wide band, and we worked up a pattern that links a knot with recurving ends with a basketweave interior. The densely woven parts fit very well across the elbow and inner arm, and the loops and curves work well on the sides. The finished product has a lot of complexity, and is snugly fitted to the shape of the arm.
A very wide Celtic knotwork band, designed to bridge the gap between the bottom of a short sleeve and cross over the elbow and onto the forearm. Many times people make the commitment to a short tattoo sleeve and then when they want to go further they have to deal with an awkward space. This knot is special because it has two areas with knots and loops, and two areas of basket-weave interlace that work very well over the elbow and the inner arm.