Killarney Celtic Cross Tattoo

Creating this cross was extremely challenging. It is based on a beautiful monumental cross in Killarney, Ireland, and the only photos the client had were taken from 3/4 and side views........... it was very important that we match this particular cross as closely as possible, because his father for whom the tattoo is a dedication passed away at the family home nearby in Killorglin, famous for their 400 year old Puck Fair. So this man knows his Celtic art, wanted to be as true as possible to the actual cross, but also was open to suggestions for rendering it with dots and shading. Plus he wanted to add the claddagh hands that I have drawn into other crosses he had seen and liked, so in the end it was an amalgamation of the best of many ideas, woven together like a Celtic knot.

 Celtic Killarney Cross Tattoo by Pat Fish

Celtic Killarney Cross Tattoo by Pat Fish