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Fashmir
10-14-2015, 08:40 AM
Ok so really I'm just a 50+ little boy right? Truth is that I've wanted a tattoo since I understood what a tattoo was. I've always put other things first over the years as tattoo art is expensive, at least in my view. Well my wife has arranged for me to get a tattoo for my 51st birthday coming up in November! My tattoo artist is going to take the design from here. She will define the nature of the vines growing from behind the Mjölnir and the transition from vines into fire. This is for my right shoulder and I am so excited by the prospect. I am interested in feedback and suggestions at this point although please don't suggest not getting a tattoo. I've had plenty of time to think about the topic. ;-)

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gxhpainter2
10-14-2015, 11:08 AM
David, a beautiful design, very fine detail, I hope your tattoo artist is up to your standards, good luck my friend....:cool::cool::cool::cool:

D Akey
10-14-2015, 12:11 PM
You sure are putting a whole lot of faith in your tattoo artist. This is so well done, I'm assuming you're keeping an eye that it all looks consistent with what you have here? Cause this is maintaining a very high standard.

I have no idea what the symbolism means or refers to. Gaming? Fantasy novel? Satanic? Arcane? The caution: "Don't go messin' with vessin"? A character you've designed in another context that you're particularly close to?

The artistry is really top notch. And the subject certainly carries an air of mystery and could well start a conversation or two -- and maybe even a commission or two -- too.

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

Fashmir
10-14-2015, 01:34 PM
gxhpainter- Thank you my friend. :-) My tattoo artist is actually a talented young beginner who has been a family friend for years. I could find more experienced artists to handle this but, I accept that she will be doing her interpretation of my design. Once I recognized that for me meaning can only come from ourselves certain things began to transcend importance. For me the connection and ritual of this person being my tattoo artist is more important than the particulars. She is quite skilled too and I have no doubt I will be pleased.

D Akey- This goes way back to my childhood. My imaginary friend was a dragon about the size of an eagle named (of course) Fashmir. It was not the kind of intense 'imaginary friend delusion' that kids confuse with reality. It was just good fun pretending and playing. I still do such things in ways in my self talk for example there is a bit of Fashmir the dragon still in the conversation. He can be a bit snarky but usually is there to nudge me toward the nobler path. The Celtic swirl between the horns is fire and water, two forms of natures power who when paired in the right proportion negate each other by transcending their nature and becoming something else (steam). The Mjölnir is a widely recognized symbol of Thor which in the context I have it represents power entrusted to a sacred guardian or guide. That is to say there must be a spiritual negotiation before power is employed. The growing vines and fire represent life and change. I'm sure there are a bunch of potential meanings that I've not seen, but there it is. Thanks for looking in and commenting. :-)

eighty+
10-14-2015, 02:33 PM
Hi. fashmir. I dunno about a tattoo. But would make a smashing door knocker at least would

Help stop all the junk mail. It would put the willies up them. :eek::eek: CIAO. HASTA LA VISTA

IVAYA. CON DIOS. SLAINTE. ...............POZDRAWSKI

Fashmir
10-14-2015, 04:51 PM
Ha! Eighty+ you are cracking me up. I like the idea of a door knocker. I have a good friend who has the skill to create such a thing. He would carve it in wax and cast it in brass or bronze. Hmmmmm... You've got me thinking. :-)

Rondo
10-14-2015, 05:11 PM
i have to say dear Sir, that is indeed a heck of a beautiful piece of artwork!!!!! Congrads!

Caesar
10-14-2015, 08:20 PM
Although there's evdeintly something still in progress with the flames, it's a really wonderful drawing, also for an architectural ornamental purpose (as a tattoo it's great as well for sure, but I'm not very keen of tattoes).:cool:
Actually, sorry to repeat it, I don't appreciate this new epidemic fashion (or fad) progressively spread by certain specific "cultural" sources all over the remaining developed, often hedonism-plagued, countries for quite a number of reasons I already speculated on and would obviously spare ;):rolleyes:

Fashmir
10-16-2015, 03:52 AM
Caesar- Thank you for appreciating the artwork. I hope you won't think less of me for choosing to have it inscribed on my body. My description of the symbolism touches on the meaning for me. For myself getting a tattoo is not a means to join a fad or trend, or to throw myself in line with the stereotypical crowd of 'hard' or 'low' minded hedonistic people. I have stood against generalization and marginalization of people based on demographic viewing rather than individual acquaintance for most of my life. While it hurts to think my choice will become a cause for some to pull away from me, I do find that such choices have a way of sorting out who is who in my life. Some will accept it and others will fall away, it is the way of things. I do hope you can accept my choice dear brother. :)

Fashmir
10-16-2015, 03:53 AM
Rondo- Thanks so much! I really appreciate it. :)

Caesar
10-16-2015, 04:17 AM
Caesar- Thank you for appreciating the artwork. I hope you won't think less of me for choosing to have it inscribed on my body. My description of the symbolism touches on the meaning for me. For myself getting a tattoo is not a means to join a fad or trend, or to throw myself in line with the stereotypical crowd of 'hard' or 'low' minded hedonistic people. I have stood against generalization and marginalization of people based on demographic viewing rather than individual acquaintance for most of my life. While it hurts to think my choice will become a cause for some to pull away from me, I do find that such choices have a way of sorting out who is who in my life. Some will accept it and others will fall away, it is the way of things. I do hope you can accept my choice dear brother. :)

Not at all, dear friend, also because that's a case I perfectly find a good reason to possibly proceed, i.e. to fix something representing an essence to me or my life and which would last and be true all over my life and, evidently, with no ostentatious or narcissistic intent. After all this is a constant of your life deeply meaningful and consistent, since i read the story about it and You also use Your nickname Fashmir herein. Moreover I am not and feel not a maitre ā penser, an arbiter elegantiarum , least a judge to go beyond an expressed general opinion which i would not apply to any specific person as a significant and discriminating criterion to guess his personality.
You know what?, if I ever find out something I feel important and appropriate as a tattoo for myself, for respectfully using and abusing of my body skin (more than I did with surgical interventions leaving quite a few nice scars to proudly show), be sure that I would make recourse to Your art to create it, provided I can afford the price! :o;)LOL
Take care brother!

jmac
10-16-2015, 07:15 AM
Fashmir,

What a beautiful design! And your story and description of the meaning behind it give me an understanding I did not really appreciate before as to why some people choose to get a tattoo. Some others I'm afraid will always remain a mystery to me. ;) Again very nice piece of art and good luck with the application.

DarkOwnt
10-16-2015, 07:48 AM
Fashmir... that is an amazing design! You must be very excited.


I have a little idea which you might like or not... but just in case, I'll pass it on.


Imagine worked highly embossed dull leather and how rich its designs can look, perhaps a deep and intricate design on say a saddle or something, now imagine coming out of that worked leather pattern in the center, a wooden, stone, or extended leather decoration, actually sticking out of the main surface of the leather. Now imagine your dragon head is the decoration.

Now imagine a Tattoo that takes into account natural overhead lighting to create an effect which looks like the above, an optical illusion if you will, when lighting cues from your surrounding environment matches your tattoo. It looks like your skin has actual embossing gradually forming towards a 3d head (made of wood or stone or more leather) of your design...

Something to imagine...


I guess I just like optical illusions, and your design looks like a good candidate for one!

Cheers! Good luck!