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  • #15750

    anonymous
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    I’m looking for tattoo suggestions.My Idea is to have some work done on my forearm that is based on the art in British illuminated manuscript.  The challenge is finding something that is meaningful but not overly religious – a hard task considering these drawings are usually by the clergy.  Anyway, I just thought I would see if the BHP community had any ideas before I pay someone to draw something up for me.

  • #18689

    anonymous
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    Take a look at the Bayeux Tapestry for less religious items…http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/welcome.htmTry this link  - I typed in Dragon and got some great images.  Then Knight and look at the images associated with the poem 'Roberte the Devyll' - the griffons at the page top could be made into a tattoo on the forearm with each looking away then the space below and between them could be used to highlight another image/graphic.  You could also do Britannia - as she is the personification of England...a great set of images that could easily be rendered into body ink.  For example this could lend itself to a forearm easily:http://www.coinlink.com/News/world-coins/britannia-rules-again-new-design-offered-by-royal-mint-in-silver-and-gold/Another cool image - but with a gamer'sassociation is this one:http://www.spartangames.co.uk/games/dystopian-wars/kingdom-of-britanniaScroll down and you will see the sword and crown.Here is the more recent coin image:http://www.thegoldbullion.co.uk/tax-free-gold/gold-britannia-discount-10x-multi-packAgain, a few examples.  Take your time, find a very good artist, both in the ink work,, and in the graphic design.  SPEND YOUR TIME ON THOSE TWO POINTS...the ink will then be the quality you want for the rest of your life.

  • #18690

    anonymous
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    You could also poke around the Digital Scriptorium: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/digitalscriptorium/. It's a little difficult to browse, since it's more focused on searching, and it doesn't seem to be split up into country of origin or time period, but if you start with the highlights section, that might help.The Got Medieval blog (http://www.gotmedieval.com/) focuses a lot on manuscript art, particularly the more (ahem) unexpected stuff in the margins. Also, it's really funny.

  • #18691

    anonymous
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    Have you heard of the Book of Kells?  Perhaps one of the animals or a particularly decorative letter relevent to you from there?On a similar subject I'm planning a Thor's Hammer tattoo (celebrating my Norse roots) at some point this year as a 40th birthday present to myself... it'll be my third tattoo but my others were done about 18 years ago.  Finding the right design can be a long process!

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