About thirteen years ago, his girlfriend was getting a Celtic dog tattoo, and he decided to get inked as well:
These works of art on his left leg derive, he told me, were inspired by illustrations from the Book of Kells.
|Book/Manuscript: Book of Kells|
VII Century, Ireland / ScotlandPage (Folio): 188v
initial letter I with lion and fish
Not only have these tattoos held up over the years, they are noteworthy because they were inked by Pat Fish in Santa Barbara, who is regarded as one of the premiere artists working with Celtic designs.
I also love the coincidental nature of Fish by Fish.
Thanks to Tony for sharing these amazing tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!