Sleipnir is the eight-legged horse of the Norse God Odin, described as the best of all horses, capable of taking its rider to Hel and back. Here is an adaptation of a traditional stone carving, ridden in this tattoo by a woman, appropriate for the lady equestrienne who commissioned it. A virago is a woman who demonstrates exemplary and heroic qualities. The word comes from the Latin word virāgō meaning variously 'a man-like, vigorous, heroic maiden, a female warrior, heroine..'
The sea star starfish is a flower of the sea, and here it graces the side of a leg and flows up the calf in a sea weed kelp strand.
The Chumash Native American tribe left hundreds of fine rock art paintings on the walls of a single small cave carved from towering sandstone boulders above Santa Barbara. Known as Painted Cave, it contains some of the finest remaining rock art on the West Coast. This sun pattern is a compelling example of their symbols, and makes a fine tattoo.
The Great Seal of the Irish Free State (Irish: Séala Mór do Shaorstát Éireann) was used to seal official documents of the Irish Free State (1922–1937) established as a Dominion under the Anglo-Irish Treaty. This man wears it over his heart, showing his patriotic affection for the land of his ancestors.