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Armor of Wyrms, day 10. Tattoo of the ages

So, i cannot begin to describe how much i love this project. We are not done yet, but it is more then halfway, and we are doing good.
The project is a mix of the Urnes-styled wyrms, with a background of ever an entwining pattern from a viking-age knife found in Poland.
Everything is hand-drawn, and of course, the pattern fits together all the way around :)
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Image size
2000x1336px 1.35 MB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 21, 2013, 3:44:46 PM
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mlc256's avatar
Awesome.  Have to have courage to get that much ink! I salute you!
SnowInHades's avatar
Stunning! So well executed.
vanLierop's avatar
carnationcrab1's avatar
This is beautiful!
skyounkinzero's avatar
Can't wait to see it finished- looks awesome!
cetan-nagin's avatar
Really stunning- I love how the tattoo isn't a piece of art on his body like a lot of tattoos, but is actually part of it. One of the best I've seen :)
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Khun-Chang's avatar
It just struck me what I love about this tattoo: the un-inked skin is as much a part of the design as the tattoo!  The play of light and dark is masterful.  Also, personally, I adore the black borders at the neckline and armpits.  This is simply the best tattoo I have ever seen.  I'd like to see more pictures from other angles.
NorthernBlack's avatar
Thank you very much. We'll make sure to have loads of pictures taken of this guy, don't worry.
Khun-Chang's avatar
No question about it, that is definitely a tattoo.
ShenGuardian's avatar
Wouldn't mind the same tattoo...   just have to work on having the same physique, lol. Well done.
NorthernBlack's avatar
Thank you, but wouldn't you rather have something custom made for you? Keeping up that physique is probably more painful than getting the tattoo was by the way :D
Dermot's avatar
I love this.
LittleLordGothleroy's avatar
did it ever get finished?????
NorthernBlack's avatar
It was finished this week :) 
LittleLordGothleroy's avatar
sweet!!! will you post pictures of it? I love your style. It is amazing
great work, the design is awesome
jorjalinotype's avatar
OH MY GOD!!!!! I'm drooling :3
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