Hungarian Violin Tattoo

Today a tattoo expression of ethnic enthusiasm gives this man whose Hungarian last name means fiddler a permanent tribute to his heritage. He brought in examples of folk art embroidery from Hungary to act as examples for the embellishment, and now he wears a uniquely decorated musical instrument to tie him to his father's family history.

Hungarian Violin Tattoo by Pat Fish

Hungarian Violin Tattoo by Pat Fish

"The love for embroidery of the Hungarian people goes far back in history. In Arabian and other foreign chronicles - from times before the Magyars came to the Carpathian Basin - it has been written, that the Hungarians liked to dress in richly decorated and embroidered clothing and their surroundings were pompous." - Hungaria.org