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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, Dec 17 2015 04:04PM
This inky design wraps around the arm, joining with a tree of life.
Contained within this design are many alchemical references.
Planetary and metal symbols, a double caduceus, sun, moon & universe , cosmos clouds, elemental symbols, philosophers stone, pyramids, all seeing eye, platonic solids & snake tree of life
Huge thanks go out to my fab client!
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, Dec 18 2014 10:56AM
In the ancient world the stag was held as a magical and sacred animal.
The stag is a symbol of strength in countless cultures, legends and myth throughout history and across the globe
By P.A, Oct 30 2014 11:00AM
( 9 cm H )
The geometric design represent a compass. The triangles represent fire and passion. The circles spirit (aether)
Huge thanks to my fab client, for this lovely little project:)
By P.A, Oct 17 2014 09:08AM
THE FLOWER OF LIFE
Learn about the meaning behind the flower of life, in my previous blog posts on Wordpress (here)
By P.A, Aug 21 2014 11:48AM
Wrapped sleeve design
This design features a mass of symbolism connected to the duality of life and death.
Motifs include; Geometric Mandala, Wolf skull & wild 'dog' rose, snakes swallowing a chaos wheel, ram skull, red hand of Ulster, dice, dandelion seeds, hummingbirds, all seeing eye, flower of life, Inner cosmos (earth, moon, sun) the 4 elements, platonic solids, sacred geometry, feathers, branches & leaves of the world tree.
The design is a clean ,open style with fine line and dot work detail.
Thanks to a brilliant client , who was as interested in symbolism as I am!
To see examples of my other custom work, look here
Wolf symbolism blog
Copyright: Punctured Artefact. Please do not use.
By P.A, Aug 13 2014 10:00AM
20 cm H. Forearm.
Featuring sacred geometry (Tree and flower of life) platonic solids, fibonacci spiral & all seeing eye. Many thanks to my great client.
You may also like to read some of my previous posts discussing the meaning of sacred geometry symbols.
By P.A, Aug 9 2014 09:00AM
H 17 cm
This design features grey Goshawks , a star, the Fibonacci spiral & Yantra, symbols representing divine, earth & motherhood.
You may like this post on the Yantra & its symbolism
By P.A, Jul 25 2014 08:44AM
Symbolic Ink: New beginning (18cm H)
This design features lots of personal symbolism ... The main motif is the skull of a bull, surrounded by a geometric hourglass with triangular sands of time, Eye of Horus, scarab beetles, lotus flower, hamsa hand, inguz & mere dane symbols & flower of life pattern.
Huge thanks to my client for the lovely project, and it was really fab to work with you x
By P.A, Jul 6 2014 07:14PM
• Ready • to • wear • collection •
A selection of Mandala tattoo flash
Avaialble on our Mandala ready to wear flash page
Mandala (Sanskrit: 'circle') is a spiritual and ritual symbol, representing the Universe.
The term is of Hindu origin, but is also used in other religions, particularly Buddhism.
In various spiritual traditions, mandalas are used as a spiritual teaching tool, and as an aid to meditation.
In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically.
Read more about the mandala and its symbolism here
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