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Swastika lotus, made by Lars

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This wonderfull flower was designed and tattooed by my friend Lars Martinen, whom i am setting up a tattoo-shop with.
Its placed on the shoulder of my girlfriend.

Im posting it for him here, since he aint a member, but he would like to see how people responds to it.

Remember - the swastika is not a symbol of hate, its a symbol of life.
Image details
Image size
992x1200px 319.94 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
23 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Dec 16, 2010, 7:59:43 PM
Sensor Size
5mm
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VictoriaMonroe's avatar
Beautiful swastikal flower!!
NorthernBlack's avatar
Thank you very much (on behalf of Lars)
blackmarkerstain's avatar
cool design, almost looks like a swastika in the middle though..
NorthernBlack's avatar
It is a swastika in the middle, the title of the picture is: Swastika Lotus. But if you look around on my profile, you might find the true meaning of the swastika, and avoid being misled by nazi-propaganda :)
BooferTheMighty's avatar
Dude that is pretty sweet, ya it's too bad that symbol has now been so stigmatized and taken so far out of it's original Hindu meaning by those Nazi retards... very nice work on the tattoo, how long did it take?
NorthernBlack's avatar
I think he spent 4-5 hours on it, plus time to draw. They take time, with the damn lines :)
xxkapri's avatar
This is very cool. I'm eventually getting a lotus mandala to represent life and balance, so I was really excited to find this. Looks great! The combination of the lotus and swastika is very cool and unique (as far as I know).
NorthernBlack's avatar
Actually, there are several tattooist who uses it, but i dont know if its been used historically. I need to look that up actually.

Feel free to be inspired. Dont copy, find a tattooist who can do a good job, and do the design on their own :)
xxkapri's avatar
No worries! I already have my basic design and I'll have my tattoo artist just perfect it and add her personal touch. My first tattoo was an original design and I wouldn't ever want to do anything else. Thanks for responding! I'll see what I can find about that combination. :)
fastrfreddy's avatar
Nicely done, congratulations.
phoenixtattoos's avatar
THIS LOOKS FUCKEN GREAT, YOU DAMN DANES AND YOUR DOT WORK, I HAVE SOME WORK AHEAD OF ME TO GET ON PAR WITH BOTH OF YOU
NorthernBlack's avatar
Yeah, well, we are both delitants when it comes to shading with flat needles in comparisson to you mate, and your lines are damn impecable, so turn of the Caps Lock, you got nothing to complaint about ;)
phoenixtattoos's avatar
Haha i actually accidently hit the caps lock and then was to lazy to rewrite everything. I like the dot stuff ive been doing but what i love about what you do more is what you are actually tattooing, old viking designs on people that are proud of the past and ancestry, thats awesome
NorthernBlack's avatar
Well, the Lotuses are actually more hindu then nordic, but hey, the gorgeous pattern is unbeatable. But yep, we do use a lot of our heritage in our work. Just wait, new project coming soon. "Northern Needle" :)
pathosda's avatar
It's a lovely design and a beautiful tattoo.
NorthernBlack's avatar
Ill let Lars know :)
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