Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hrolf Kraki

This tattoo shows the saga of Hrolf Kraki, commonly referred to as the prototype of the Beowulf saga.
On top there s a deer antler, wich was filled with gold in the story, below Hrolf himself, picking up the golden ring with his spear and under him one of the berserkers.

Get some background knowledge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hr%C3%B3lfr_Kraki

The tattoo is kept in the style of the Vendel age, in wich the story most probably originally took place.
It is half done at this point, we were supposed to finish it at the tattoo convention in Kiev, but...

Good luck to our friends in Ukaine at this point...:)