Crusader Cross Shield Tattoo Design

The evocative image of a red Crusader cross placed inside a shield on a leg calf was today's challenge. The Latin text in the bar above is from the Lord's prayer FIAT VOLUNTAS TUA, "Thy will be done." Also known since c.1280 as the Jerusalem cross, it is a five-fold cross, here encircled by a custom weave of Celtic knotwork, shaped to fit the heraldic shield.

 Crusader cross shield tattoo by Pat Fish

Crusader cross shield tattoo by Pat Fish