Custom Tattoo Design | Lower Half Sleeve
This design completes a sleeve. I created a wrap around design for the lower half of the sleeve & a patch for the top of the arm.
The design features lots of symbolism. Including a Metatron’s cube & 3d triangles, Pyramids, Platonic solids, Flower of life.
A flower of life mandala sits at the elbow. It is supplied as a separate patch so it can be repositioned on the body.
The images show how the design wraps & joins.
| Symbolism |
The pyramid is constricted with a solid square base, supporting 4 triangular sides.
Pyramids are ancient towers created in the image of the Cosmic Mountain.
The upward pointing triangle represents Fire. In Greek the word ‘Pyramid’ means Fire.
They stand as an expression of the universal desire to reunite with heaven.
The pyramids themselves became a symbol of Egypt.
The pyramid represents the axis mountain of the world. This mountain is said to have risen from the waters of creation & represents existence itself.
Stepped pyramids culminate in a flat platform. A belief is still held that the closer man is to the sky, the nearer he is to heaven & the creator.
The pyramid's smooth, angled sides symbolised the rays of the sun and were designed to help the king's soul ascend to heaven and join the gods, particularly the sun god Ra.
Ancient Egyptians believed that when the king died, part of his spirit (known as “ka”) remained with his body. To properly care for his spirit, the corpse was mummified, and everything the king would need in the afterlife was buried with him
If you add an inverted pyramid symbol on top of an upright one, it is known as a ‘creation sign’. The upper pyramid represents inspiration pouring from the heavens (a triangle on its point is also symbolic of water) The bottom pyramid shows aspiration & striving for the perfection of heaven. It also represents ‘ as above, so below’
Together with the ‘Eye of Providence’ it has become associated with freemasonry, illuminati and ‘new world order’ conspiracy theories in popular culture.
| The design also features a PATCH which joins onto the elbow mandala. this patch slots in between 2 existing designs to complete the whole sleeve | There are 2 variations in the slider below |
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This design was a collaborative design.
The design evolves, by providing feedback on ideas presented.
Here are some images which illustrate the design evolution
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The art may be angled , cropped or watermarked for copyright reasons, please do not use the art.
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