Tag Archive: tattoo culture


CUSTOM INK.  CELESTIAL LION Custom Tattoo Design. Height 22 cm. This design is inspired by the family name of Dillion, often depicted as a lion & crescent moons on heraldic plates. It features… Continue reading


CUSTOM INK. GEO SUGAR SKULL Custom Tattoo Design. Upper half sleeve wrapped  This design features a geometric sugar with sunglasses (at the clients request!) Together with deco inspired geometry & roses. The crosses join… Continue reading


FLASH INK | DAY OF THE DEAD Tattoo Flash Design In celebration of the Day of the Dead, All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, & Halloween. We are offering a free download of our sugar skull… Continue reading


CUSTOM INK. ONENESS OF LIFE Custom Tattoo Design Size; Height 20 cm. The design is inspired by the universe & oneness of life.   It features, a bee with hexagon & hive patterns,… Continue reading


CUSTOM INK. POLYHEDRA Custom Tattoo Design Size; Height 56 cm, width 39 cm.   This large design inspired by the ‘De divina proportione’   ‘On the Divine Proportion’ is a book on mathematics written by Luca… Continue reading


MINDFUL INK.  PAIN & GROWTH   Colouring in art. Size; A3 This design was created for a Professor of Psychology The art is intended to be used by young adults, as a colouring… Continue reading


CUSTOM INK.  COSMIC WISDOM Custom Tattoo Design Size; full sleeve. The design is inspired by the theme ‘geometric nature’ It features, a stylised great horned owl & crescent moon as the main motif,… Continue reading


SYMBOLIC INK : The Wolf The Wolf has always been a symbol of evil, as well as good. It has many different meanings across the world.     The Egyptians also worshipped the… Continue reading

SYMBOLISM. The snake

SYMBOLISM: The snake The main part of this blog is now at this link, alongside my main website. Thank you for looking!   Click here for earlier posts on symbolism,tattoo art, design & culture.… Continue reading


I have just started on a clients design , which features angel wings. So, as part of my research into the symbolic meaning behind the imagery – I have created this blog. For… Continue reading

SYMBOLISM. The platonic solids.

The platonic solids are found in ‘sacred geometry’ Sacred Geometry is a term used to describe patterns, shapes and forms that are part of the make up of all living things. The shapes… Continue reading


SWALLOW Today, the symbol of the swallow can mean many different things around the world Sailors symbol   The swallow tattoo was a symbol used historically by sailors to show off their sailing… Continue reading

SYMBOLISM. HEXAGON symbolic meaning.

  In geometry, a hexagon is a polygon with six edges and six vertices. The total of the internal angles of any hexagon is 720°. Meaning of 6; (as a numerological aspect of… Continue reading


As a geometric tool, it has no equal, if you put a cross inside a circle, then you are able to divide the circle equally The shape of a true Latin cross, when… Continue reading

WEAR YOUR INK: in a continuous line.Wire #tattoo design, art and culture

I love lines which flow continuously and quite often the motifs in my work flow on from one to another. This post illustrates a tattoo style which looks similar to wire. Love how… Continue reading

SYMBOLISM: ‘All seeing eye’

All Seeing Eye   A single eye surrounded by rays of light within an unfinished pyramid. Known as ‘eye of providence’  it is said to represent god watching over mankind. The triangle symbol… Continue reading