Celtic Cross of St. John Tattoo

Today's client added an Eastern Orthodox christogram, "Jesus Christ Conquers," to a traditional Celtic wheel cross to represent both his Celtic heritage and his faith.  The large size he chose allowed me to render it in precise detail. Using a combination of line, soft shading, and a dotted background gives depth and dimensionality with the use of only black ink.

Celtic Cross of St. John Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Cross of St. John Tattoo by Pat Fish

The intricate knotwork of the Cross of Saint John continues into the central element, in an unusual example of a completely joined knotted pattern cross.

The pattern for this tattoo is available for purchase and immediate download:
http://www.luckyfishart.com/crossofstjohn.html