Yggdrasil is the tree of life in Norse mythology, and so I designed the tattoo to reflect the symbolism of this story. The roots and branches extend far into other worlds, with our own world in the center. Living within Yggdrasil is a wyrm, who dwells beneath, gnawing at the roots.
I used a combination of digital drawing and watercolour paints to create the effects.”
I very much enjoyed drawing a representation of your dolls – they are sculpted so beautifully and I can see that each one has a special uniqueness and soul in her.
This is my concept of tattoo – medieval image of the sun and the moon.
The dolls also have special crowns in the form of the moon and the sun.
I wanted to find something strong and fragile at the same time, and I thought fire and glass are a good example.
I took a photo of one of my doll to make a photo montage to imagine what the tattoo can look like on a doll in the place I planned.
The Chinese and Vietnamese will gather for impromptu parties to celebrate its blooming and its gorgeous fragrance, and it is counted as a blessing to experience it and an omen of happiness, which is strange as death and despair created it.
This gorgeous thing came to life because of loss of love and life, with issues of abandonment and cruelty.
I’ve shown the bud, the flower and the crescent moon. Head-dress inspired by the stamens and stigma and a tiny moonstone headband ( not sure about the latter)
There is a flickr link – to more info and pictures – especially if the picture doesn’t load: -Queen of the night
fertile mother and the tree of life.
She carries a tattoo of Lillith in medieval form*, half-woman,
half-serpent and tempter in the Garden of Eden.
Lillith offers the apple that represented forbidden fruit but also (to
the Gnostics) the transfiguring power of knowledge and free-will.
Latterly ‘…this story of exile becomes a story of the birth of human
Here two closely-related (and much-maligned) female figures are united
and celebrated as aspects of the eternal feminine.
I see the tattoo either in monochrome OR gold, in the style of an
I can’t get my reverse torso picture in line.. but I still have
wordcount! The tattoo tails off at the side of the torso in leaves.
*inspired by Le Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.
**The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image’ Chapter 13