I've been outlining a ton, which is good because that means I've been drawing a ton.  I'm pretty sure I've said it before, but I don't like posting just the outline session of client's tattoos, so that's my reasoning for this post being a bit lighter on photos.... excuses...  But a lot of outlines usually means a lot of colour in the not to distant future, hopefully. Here's May so far.  

from: Lauren E. 
to: tiangotlost@gmail.com 
date: Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM 
subject: Translate

Can you translate this tattoo

"Hand flow"?!

Since the tattoo's location is above breast cleavage or buttocks crack, this could also be "L" & "R" based on the gibberish Asian font chart.  

How useful!

celtic cross tattoos


The Celtic Cross Tattoo is a revered symbol of the Celtic people whose origins lay in the British Isles. Since around 400 BC, the Celts have been using the Celtic crosses tattoo to intimidate their enemies. Fierce warriors, and brilliant artisans, the Celts gave many mighty armies their first taste of defeat. The brilliant intricate patterns of the this tattoo have many meanings, and symbolize the combining of Pagan and Christian beliefs in one item



While the Celts did not leave an extensive written history, they left an oral one that moved down through the ages, and the written histories of those they fought bear witness to their tattoos. It is thought that Celtic cross tattooing began around the same time they started their metal and stone work.
For thousands of years people have gazed in awe at the complex network of Celtic Knots which make up the this cross tats, and have replicated them when ever possible. With spirals, and intricate twirls that entwine around the Celtic crosses tats, the Celtic Knot defies explanation. The artwork on a Celtic cross tattoo is based on the Druidic explanation that there is no end to life, so the Celtic knots have no beginning and no end.


While a Celtic tattoo is similar to the traditional Latin cross of the Christian faith, the differences set it apart. The Celtic cross is made up of short cross beams, which are equal in length and form four equal points of distance. Each point represents a natural element, earth, wind, fire, and water. With a circle placed at the crossing point, which represents sacred life-ongoing-eternal. This elegant and simple belief is a symbol of the life and death in all of nature as being an eternal movement/ The Celtic Knot symbolizes a joining of the spiritual and physical worlds

The Celtic Knot work found on this kinds of tattoos has no scientific, literal translation. Its meanings lay within the spiritual beliefs of the designer, and the recipient. Celtic knots are interlaced with our physical bodies, and our spiritual beliefs that life is forever entwined with nature. They offer beauty, and complex designs that we can study every day, and still find something new to gaze upon. When other symbols are added to the Celtic cross tattoo, the meanings become even more sacred, and powerful to the person who has them on their skin.


Celtic cross tattoos have a closer similarity with tribal tattoos than with the Christian cross, as far as symbolism and meanings go. Like the bold darkness, and geometric patterns of a tribal tattoo, the Celtic tattoo communicates a feeling, rather than a representation of an object that is physical.
Knot work Celtic cross tattoos require the artist to be an expert in Celtic designs, in order to perform the delicate work of ensuring the lines are correct in shading, spacing, and ensure the delicate lines never touch so they do not bleed over.


When done correctly, a Celtic cross tattoo is a thing of rare beauty and design. It can hold power for those who believe in the symbols of the knots, and the points, and the other traditional symbols, such as the Dragon, and the Rowan Tree.











celtic tattoos

The Celtic tattoos is very popular with most people. The Celts, the ancient indigenous peoples, their origins in Europe. This specific body art is considered one of the most attractive design and it is good for men and women. Various characters are now used as Celtic tattoos. They are not complex and still very beautiful. They come in different types and models. The following is an example of this design: the Celtic knot tattoo design, celtic cross tattoo, tattoo Celtic spiral and exclusive designs of tattoos with animals and plants.

Celtic Heart tattoo Love is forever love is free Celtic butterfly tattoo design is very common in women, and they differ from traditional butterfly design. With this type of design is the butterfly tattoo in the merger with the Celtic knot tattoo. Traditionally they were made with one basic color, but can be used with the Celtic Butterfly Tattoo, more colors to make it more attractive and informative. A perfect place to show that your design is on the lower backs of women.

Celtic tattoos, that have pictures of animals are also very popular. These include images of creatures such as lions, birds, snakes, dragons, lizards and spiders, etc. The Book of Kells is the most important source for this style, which belonged to the Middle Ages. This book is the foundation of Celtic tattoo designs that are loved by so many today. If you decided to get a tattoo Celtic, they provide mixed with different colors to give what your tattoo looks amazing and delicious.











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