Hi and thank you for checking out my request
hi, thanks for checking out this project
I want a nordic tattoo, not as in a tattoo of a viking holding a sword, but in the style the vikings themselves would have worn them. I want it to be organic, like I was born with it, or it just "grew" on my skin. I would like the main theme to be a tree, as in ygdrassil. Also I want a valknut included in the tattoo, as a canvas you would have my right upper arm (not below the elbow) up to my right shoulderblade and right pectoral. I'm fairly broad shouldered. As for color I would like shades of grey, no large pieces with no texture. Think prison break tattoo. If you want to use color, you can, but preferably no bright colors
You can add some animals in the tree, for example two crows, like odin has... use your imagination...
Also don't be afraid to use white space in the tattoo.
here is a quote from an explorer who encountered vikings:
Each man has an axe, a sword, and a knife and keeps each by him at all times. The swords are broad and grooved, of Frankish sort. Every man is tattooed from finger nails to neck with dark green (or green or blue-black) trees, figures, etc.
use this as inspiration.
the images I added are of tattoo's found on a siberian warrior mummie, that was 2500 years old, so the viking tattoo's were probably in that direction...
second picture is of the movie beastly, the tattoos go in the direction of what I mean by "organic"
the third is of 2 kinds of valknut, I prefer the left
the fourth is of a tattoo with great use of white space