Skin & Bone is a combination gallery and tattoo studio. The gallery will exhibit art and ethnographic handicrafts related to tattooing, while the studio will have Colin Dale tattooing alongside various guest artists throughout the year. Through his years of travelling and tattooing around the world Colin has had the pleasure to meet and work alongside a wide range of tattoo artists and experts working in ethnographic and other specialized styles. Amongst these friends, we have hand-tattooists from Borneo, Polynesia and Japan as well as some of the world's leading artists in Blackwork and Dotwork coming to visit. Check the homepage to see some of the work

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Pazyryk & Scythian Mummy Tattoos

Well I'm off to Russia again and was inspired to do a blog on the Scythian mummies and their tattoos... however I didn't get very far.
I'll try to add more text later... but until then here is a little peak :-)


 Mummy from the Hermitage
He was uncovered back in the 40s, however his tattoos were discovered only in the last decade due to laser photography 

Some of his tattoos

 The Scythian King

 Mummy tattoos from the Hermitage

 Close up of one of the tattoos

My version of the same tattoo

Other tattoos from the Scythian King at the Hermitage

Great reference material and rather rare

Mummy tattoo at Lejre many years ago

 Another mummy tattoo by hand, by me, at Lejre... above another mummy tattoo by machine, by another artist 

Design by Kai... tattooed by me, on Kai

Best Tribal Second Place
St Petersburg Tattoo Convention 2013
As there are no recorded wolf tattoos on any of the mummies I had to go to other sources and art for the inspiration

The inspiration for the design

Kiri... an achaeology student and Pazyryk Princess