Sutton Hoo Saxon Buckle Tattoo

Today a man with ambition to create a sleeve of Saxon art added this intricate buckle from the Sutton Hoo Horde. The ship burial is giving us many sources for inspiration, and replicating the complexity of the metalsmith's art is a challenge to my tattooing skill.

Sutton Hoo Saxon Buckle Tattoo by Pat FIsh

Sutton Hoo Saxon Buckle Tattoo by Pat FIsh

"The ship-burial, probably dating from the early 7th century and excavated in 1939, is one of the most magnificent archaeological finds in England for its size and completeness, far-reaching connections, the quality and beauty of its contents, and the profound interest of the burial ritual itself." -Wikipedia

Saxon Buckle Artifact with Tattoo by Pat Fish

Saxon Buckle Artifact with Tattoo by Pat Fish