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Celtic Cross Tattoo by willsketch Celtic Cross Tattoo by willsketch
I did this one for a friend of mine for a tattoo he wanted, but since he never paid me for it, I kept it. One of my favorite pieces of mine. You might think it looks a little different than other Celtic cross tattoos you might have seen, that is on purpose. I was going for a unique look and couldn't decide on which style, the black background with the white design or the black background with the black design, so I went with a combination of the two. The combination of the circle and the square (in this case it's an off-set square) instead of just one or the other was something else I went with because I couldn't decide which I liked better.

Edit Note 1: See a final version of this tattoo here:

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Edit Note 2: If you love this and would love a fantastic pewter necklace check out my friend's Etsy shop listings:

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:iconi-andreas:
I-ANDREAS Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Very close
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:iconleopold002:
Leopold002 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Love anything Celtic!
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:icondeserttex:
DesertTex Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Beautiful. Bold lines. Your friend's loss is our gain! Thanks for sharing!
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:iconjonnyb9000:
JonnyB9000 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Will. You are extremely good with layout and illustration. Have you thought about getting an associate's degree in graphic design? Very nice!
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I considered it at one point, but decided against it because I don't want someone else telling me what to make, and I've seen first hand how difficult it can be to make it in the art world and I have no desire to be a starving artist. Thank you for noticing though. 
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:iconkatime:
katime Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
You make fantastic Celtic crosses. The closer I look, the more I see.
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:iconaguavin:
aguavin Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
This shape would look good on a t-shirt. I'm making t-shirts with embedded QR codes (ooakteez.com). Do you mind if I did a prototype with it?
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you can send me one of the shirts you can use the design.
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:iconcottonmouth919:
cottonmouth919 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Fantastik.
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:icondarthmoll:
DarthMoll Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE how you got the star knots to work on the four points. Absolutely brill!
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:icondgallo35:
dgallo35 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
This is amazing. Would it be ok if I used this for a tattoo?
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you pay for it. Or I could design you one for the same fee.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
very fine work! :thumbsup:
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
very fine work! :thumbsup:
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:iconaddisonduggan:
AddisonDuggan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Fantastic design.
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:icon3030rifleman:
3030rifleman Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I wear one of these!
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the necklaces?
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:iconbeefa270:
beefa270 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I have this as a tattoo!! check the link out, mine is 5 times bigger than the link you have :-)

[link]
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you credit me in the description with a link here?
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:iconbeefa270:
beefa270 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
of course !!
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GypsieWolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I hope you don't mind, but I loved this tattoo so much, I put it on one of my role play characters. I gave you credit for it. :heart:

My character's art can be found here: [link]





(If you really don't want my piece up because I used your tattoo, I understand. Just say the word and I'll take it down.)
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine. I appreciate you giving me credit. Not bad on the character.
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:iconarmouredart:
armouredart Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
ill show a pic in my link ?
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see a link.
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:iconarmouredart:
armouredart Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
i tattooed this on someone last night,are you saying you made this cross up?
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I created it, any instances of it anywhere else on the internet are just copies. Had I expected it to become this popular I would have watermarked it. At this point it's pointless to do so.
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PANDIthePANDA Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same cross, I love how you added more creativity. :3
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PANDIthePANDA Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No,I bought it at a store. Thanks a lot I see you appreciate nothing. _ _'
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a pic, because what it sounds like is my design was used, but had parts of it taken away.
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:iconpandithepanda:
PANDIthePANDA Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a store product. I imagine it was create first. The cross wasn't new. Maybe you copied it. So you can't actually say your design.
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I came up with this design 100% on my own. Can you please post a picture of it so I can see what you're talking about?
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
More like whatever you have has my original creativity taken away.
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:iconblockmyster:
blockmyster Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
not bad
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babeskull16 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!
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Thefoxsshadow Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Dude Ive found this exact cross on half a dozen other sites. Including Tattoo's online web site, and if you Google Celtic Cross it shows up on the first page, and judging from your other work there's no way in hell you drew it! That's what the DA mods meant by skill not matching up, he meant yours! Plagiarism is defined in dictionaries as the "wrongful appropriation," "close imitation," or "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work. If you actually put as much effort in your Art as you did lying about it you might actually be pretty good.

If you like this tattoo design visit these sites, and not be charged any money for something this guy didn't draw!
Celticcross-tattoos.blogspot.com/2011/01/celtic-cross.tattoos.html
briantudor.wordpress.com
photochopz.com
Jcarnal.com
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen all that stuff before. You know what you haven't shown me? A posting that is dated even as far back as 2008. If you can show me something that was posted before I posted MY WORK I'd love to see it. I know it shows up in Google searches on half a dozen other sites. It was never my intention for it to be as popular as it is. I just wanted to show it to someone who cared to look at it. I'm not trying to make a living off of it, I just want a little bit of recognition. For every person that's posted a copy of my work on someone's skin, I bet there's at least ten more who haven't.
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:iconthefoxsshadow:
Thefoxsshadow Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Most sites for Tattoo's don't have a posting date, so that really proves nothing, but comparing this cross to the other work you've posted, style and skill don't match. I've been in the art world for a bout 16 years now, Ive had a few things shown in local gallery's even one up in Sacramento, the one thing I've learned is: Copy Right your work!
Or at least mark and date it as a minimum. If you don't cover your ass you've got no right to complain.
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Thefoxsshadow Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Definitely looks like the cross From Brian Tudor site.
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a link? I can't find it using Google.
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RoswenFalon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
you know it funny my last tour in iraq i found this pic on the internet and got it as a tatto
and i love it thank you for drawing this
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willsketch Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, actually I don't find it funny that you used my art without permission and didn't pay me for it's use either.
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GOODWEIRD-STUDIOS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanx for the Fav. - love your work with crosses - May God Put A Smile On Your Face
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toldfield Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
i found this on google search, and want to use it as a base for mine, but change it a bit, incorporating the australian southern cross into the design at each corner of the cross with one star outside ofcourse, and the boar tusk from the vanuatu flag, as i was born there :D just need someone to help design it cos i am a shit artist.
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd be glad to help, contact me at wllmbellamy @ yahoo.com
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Howlingwolf24 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Hey man Love the Cross I'v been looking for a realy awesome celtic cross for a tattoo so how much are you asking for the use of it
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If you'd like to discuss using the design, contact me at wllmbellamy @ yahoo.com
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Lunar-Alienism Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I just noticed this [link] I guess you haven't given him permission to use this work, have you? If not you should report it so it gets removed
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:iconwillsketch:
willsketch Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, I'll try and report it, but I've had no luck with DA being on my side.
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:iconlunar-alienism:
Lunar-Alienism Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student General Artist
They should be more active when the original artist makes the report
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