Glamis Stone Pictish Bear

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.

Glamis stone bear tattoo by Pat Fish

Glamis stone bear tattoo by Pat Fish

Dara Knot Celtic Tattoo Design

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.

Dara Knot tattoo by Pat Fish

Dara Knot tattoo by Pat Fish

Double Gecko Band Tattoo Design

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.

Double gecko band tattoo by Pat Fish

Double gecko band tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Valknut War Shield Tattoo Design

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.

Viking Valknut Shield tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Valknut Shield tattoo by Pat Fish