Thursday, September 6, 2012

Scythian Pazyryk Ice Mummy Tattoo

...The full design of the Ice Mummy tattoo reconstruction. Again Thanks´n´greetings to you, Hampus :)
 The background is a reconstruction of the Hylestad Stavechurch gate, lend out with friendly permission of Viking Kristall :)

The process: The tool used here is an antique tusk from thailand, an ancient style of tattooing.
Because there is no evidence of scythian tattoo tools, we had to use other old techniques from the same period or older from different cultures, so the lines are done with a single small stick, like we know from the stone age, the filling is done partly with the tusk, partly tapped, like we know it from the polynesian cultures.