This mighty Pictish bear is an ancient stone carving from the 9th century, found on the Glamis stone located in Scotland. An enigmatic and powerful character. A totem animal of great strength.
A single continuous line creates this ring of Celtic knotwork, surrounding a triple spiral symbol within. The name Dara comes from "doire," the Irish word for the oak tree, one of the most important of the sacred trees of Ireland. This woman asked for the traditional knot to be opened up to allow for the spiral within, making it a unique new knot. Additionally she had her mother write a phrase to go around it in her own handwriting.
This academic reached a point in her career where she wanted a visible tattoo that expressed her fascination with the natural world and her sense of whimsy. We created this wrist band with two tribal geckos, curving together and with the tails forming a spiral on the underside of the wrist.
The valknut symbol of three interlocked triangles is the enigmatic ancient Nordic symbol for slain warriors. Here it is dotted onto a shield with two battle axes hung on it, and will serve as a symbol of strength for the man who at this juncture in his life is stepping forth with courage to new challenges.