The Helm of Awe, Icelandic stave aegishjalmur, surrounded by a seven-knot Celtic ring. A melding of the cultures, uniting the Nordic and Celtic into one talisman of power. A melding of the cultures, a worthy first tattoo to set this warrior of the mind on the right path.
A family aegishjalmur, an Icelandic stave called the "Helm of Awe" in the center, surrounded by a Celtic knotwork "torc" with lion and wolf heads, representing the husband and wife, and then topped with the names of this man's beloved wife and daughters. A round central design done on the ribs, stretched out quite a bit to photograph. It does my heart good when a man wants his kids' names AND puts his wife's name also. Dedication to the entire family he loves.
Armbands will always remain a perennial favorite with men who work out, because they enhance the musculature and make the arm look bigger. This pattern has a wonderful repeat of reversing loops that is graceful to look at, intricate and compelling. The beauty that is Celtic art is a perfect way to show allegiance to heritage, and in the gym this band proclaims the wearer's Celtic pride with every flex.
It is taken from the border of Folio 84 verso of the Book of Durrow, the oldest surviving complete illuminated gospel known. It was most likely created in the late 600s AD in Northern England, or perhaps the Scottish Inner Hebrides.
Known as the shield knot, representing protection, this Celtic knot has been a favorite talisman for centuries. Filling in odd-shaped blank areas can be a challenge, but this Marine was adamant that the cap of his shoulder needed Celtic Art. Challenge accepted, knot installed today.