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

Monday, 8 December 2014

Artistic Process: Ragnarok and other stories

Started and continued several projects the last little while with a menagerie of Nordic creatures on clients from far and wide


Thor's Hammer, 'Mjølner' with his goats Tanngrisnir & Tanngnjóstr who pulled his chariot through the sky
Done on an American Rugby player... gonna finish this before Christmas

 Odin's Ravens, Hugin & Munin
A continuation of Søren's Ragnarok tattoo from the "Blood Gods" series

Below Hugin & Munin we have Odin battling with the Fenris wolf at Ragnarok
The rest of the leg will be devoted to Thor's battle with the Midgaards Serpent

A couple of Søren's photos so you can better see the progress :-)

A continuation of Claus' thigh and ribs dragons
Just need to add scales on the second dragon and fill the nasty bits on the inner thigh
Should be finished next session I hope

 Start of a triple dragon sleeve on a German fencer. He has his daughter's name in runes under his bicep and wanted one of the dragons coming up to watch over her :-)

 Ragnarok : The End of Days.
Sköl & Hati flanking Thor's Hammer, Mjølner
Sköl & Hati were two wolves, the offspring of the Fenris wolf who pursued the Sun and Moon across the sky. Sometimes they would almost catch their prey, signalled by eclipses (which I have designed into the pattern in Mjølner) 
Sköl & Hati eventually devour the Sun and Moon signaling the start of Ragnarok 

 Well, we're now on Instagram... or actually Nanna is, but she's my biggest fan :-)
Start of a Thor's Hammer/Midgaards Serpent project.
The Midgaards Serpent is Thor's ancient nemesis and pictured here coiled around Mjølner and biting his own tail. This is on a Czech who lives in Ireland so we won't be continuing until the Spring, but got alot accomplished the first day

 Round 1: 
At this rate we may get this finished in 2 days :-)

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