Today a client building a a complete leg of Celtic tattoos came in to install the next image on his list. We made up this custom knotwork bear paw to symbolize the strength and power inherent in the animal, transferring to him through this ancient method.
When bears mark their territory they claw as high as they can reach on trees. If a new bear comes by he will measure his height against the mark, and if a bigger badder bear already lives there he keeps moving on. Now he wears the mark of the bear.