Viking and Scandinavian Tattoo Art

Viking Vegvisir Tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Vegvisir Tattoo by Pat Fish

The unbroken lineage that ties todays practitioners of Celtic and Nordic tattooing to their ancestors can be traced in artifacts, historical records, and myth. In successive waves of invasion the two cultures clashed, mingled, and melded their artistic styles to create ones of vivid and enduring visual power. The appeal of ancient designs, repurposed as tattoos from enduring stone, is the conquering of time. Reaching back to centuries past, when Gods walked the Earth and men wore their beliefs on their skin. 

Thunder God Sleeve Slavic Tattoo by Pat Fish

Thunder God Sleeve Slavic Tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Raven Arch Nordic Tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Raven Arch Nordic Tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Tree of Life Swedish Tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Tree of Life Swedish Tattoo by Pat Fish

An amazing ancient Viking tribute stone found in the Forshem Museum in Sweden, called the Lily Stone for the intricate foliage representing Yggdrasil, the World Tree.

Biker Viking Walknot Tattoo by Pat Fish

Biker Viking Walknot Tattoo by Pat Fish

Odin's Walknot Viking Tattoo by Pat Fish

Odin's Walknot Viking Tattoo by Pat Fish

Uppland Serpent Viking Tattoo by Pat Fish

Uppland Serpent Viking Tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Link Band Tattoo by Pat Fish

Viking Link Band Tattoo by Pat Fish