25 January, 2011

nine hours, nine dragons

The nine dragons come from Sundby slab, Spånga, Sweden, 11th century, Urnes style.

The little wolf at the top is 9th century Irish-Viking, Jelling style. He was lonely up there on my shoulder (my first tattoo! sniff), and I needed the rest of the arm's real estate, so World's Most Awesome Artist Adam Kilss from Zulu Tattoo found a way to incorporate the two, and to adapt the original design so that we could, like see the dragons' heads.

My arm generally does not look quite so sausagey or so red. Three hours of color work will do that. Last session was six, and boy howdy was I a mess after (for about a week, actually).