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WELCOME to our 'Inkspirations' blog
You will stumble upon posts about all things inky!
I write posts about what is inkspiring us right now!
• SYMBOLIC INK
How symbols are used in tattoo,art, design & culture & their meaning.
• INSIDE: OUTSIDE
Where art meets science. Inspirational art,mixed media, sculpture, design & flashion with anatomy admiration
• DEATH HEAD DEVOTION
Just posts about skulls, because we are a little bit obsessed!
One for leather lovers like us!
• STUDIO SHOTS
Our Punctured World. The things we are researching, loving, drawing, inking, creating, scribbling ... as we do it. Sharing our secrets and giving you sneaky peaks. Oh! and the odd 'Pixie Cat' pictures
• WEAR YOUR INK
Picking up on trends, popular ink styles & motifs.
• CUSTOM INK
A selection of our favourite custom ink projects, which give you a flavour of our inky style of work.
• FLASH YOUR INK
A selection of our 'ready to wear' ink, whats new & whats being created right now.
• HANG YOUR INK
A selection leather art , private commissions, and a little look into how it is all created.
By P.A, May 15 2017 12:20PM
ONENESS OF LIFE
Custom Tattoo Design
Size; Height 20 cm.
The design is inspired by the universe & oneness of life.
It features, a bee with hexagon & hive patterns, the flower of life, fern leaves, sun & moon, and tree tops.
The art is angled or cropped for copyright reasons, please do not use the art.
You can purchase & download ‘ready to wear’ flash inspired by this piece at the link below.
Have a wonderful week ahead
Inky love x
By P.A, Sep 2 2015 05:00AM
CUSTOM INK. Borneo Yantra
This inky design features a Sri Yantra as the main motifs. Borneo inspired botanicals & bugs are integrated into the Yantra. Including a pitcher plant, creeping vines, bird of paradise flower and leaf, orchids, fan palm leaves, cicadas, insect wings, split leaf philodendron & dragon scales plant.
It also features hints of colour in the form of solid lines and areas of dots
Thanks go out to my client!
The Yantra is a linear geometric figure that embodies in a symbol, the spoken chant or mantra. In essence, it is a symbol of the cosmos. If sand is placed on a taut surface and the ‘aum’ sound is chanted, the sand will vibrate and move into a yantra shape.
Read more here;
YANTRA SYMBOLIC MEANING
By P.A, Oct 28 2014 11:00AM
(5 cm H)
The design features a bee set inside the petals of an open flower
Huge thanks to my fab client, it was a lovely little project:)
By P.A, Oct 21 2014 02:00AM
The design features a mystical bee, with Octahedron and arrow.
Huge thanks to my fab client :)
Have an inky look at my bee ‘ready to wear’ flash
By P.A, Jun 27 2014 11:47AM
New little inky art is now in the insect section of my flash art page
Here is just two of them ...
By P.A, Jun 27 2014 10:05AM
In the ancient world, the bee was very important indeed, as the honey it produced was one of the few naturally occurring sweet substances and it was also a preservative.
Images of the bee can be found on coins from Ephesus, 5th century BC.
In Minoan symbolism the Goddess appears as half woman, half bee.
In Egypt, the bee was the symbol of the lower kingdom
By P.A, May 29 2014 08:29AM
FLOWER OF LIFE HEART
CUSTOM DESIGN : Sternum. 16 x 11 cm
This is a sternum design. It features a hawk moth, under an anatomical heart, with hexagon flower of of life symbols.
Learn more about the moth and its symbolic meaning here
Learn more about the flower of life and its symbolic meaning here
Thanks to my lovely client
By P.A, Apr 30 2014 10:34AM
I often get asked to create a custom design, which may have been inspired by a design on my tattooed leather art.
Here is a little geometric crown design, which was originally seen in an A5 & circle piece , I did in veg tan leather.
Thanks go out to my client!
I am happy to take a leather design and turn it into a custom design, just get in touch!
By P.A, Apr 25 2014 04:11PM
I love creating art by commission, as you can really make each piece special to the client.
Leather is the gift for a third year anniversary, this piece is called 'Entomology'
Here is a little bit about this project
My clients wanted an 'entomology' themed design, featuring a bee, moth, may bug, grasshopper, scarab beetle & dragonfly. The design also incorporated a triangle into the theme to represent their 3 years together. (29 x 29 cm)
Here are some photos of how the creative process works ….
By P.A, Mar 27 2014 06:57PM
“Like a moth to a flame”
As with many symbols, there are contrasting meanings when looking at a moth. Many are similar to the butterfly.
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