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  • CUSTOM INK | Perun & Veles

    Large Custom Tattoo Design | Full Sleeve | 2020 Final Design This complex design feature the struggle between 2 Slavic Gods. The design features a complex flow of geometry & nature. It is wrapped to fit. The join is the (bear shape shifting) The 2 gods are opposites of one another. The design depicts symbolism associated with the 2 gods. The motifs wrap and twist around one another. Symbolising the struggle between 2 opposites, chaos and order.  The Unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. The top half of the design features mainly symbols related to Perun, whilst the lower features mainly Veles but both are intertwined. The owl with its wolf tooth, the serpent & a feather. | Symbolism | The design has many symbolic patterns and motifs SYMBOLISM | PERUN • Perun has many names & is also known as the Strongest God, God of All Gods, Thunder God (roaming the sky) God of thunder, storm and rain, Harvest (raining over the crops and securing good harvest), Supreme God, God of agriculture and bulls , Maker of Lightning, Ruler of the living world, sky and earth & War God • He is associated with lightning, storm & thunder, War, Mountains, Fire & air, Iris, Eagle, Strongest oak tree oak - World Oak tree ( The branches and trunk represented the living world of heavens and mortals, whilst its roots represented the underworld, i.e. the realm of the dead ) & Horses and carts • His animal personas include a Bull & an Eagle ( sitting on the top of the tallest branch of the tree, from which he kept watch over the entire world) • In his human form he is depicted as bearded warrior ( Red Beard, Silver Hair, Gold moustache)  • His weapons include; Bow, Axe or hammer (Axe of Perun) Golden Arrow (Weapons made of stone and later with those of metal) & a Chariot drawn by goats • He created Thunderbolts & represented the power of good Stories include;  • A lightening bolt was Perun throwing his axe across the sky trying to hit Veles. • In the end, Perun managed to kill Veles, or to chase him back down into his watery underworld. The supreme god thus reestablished the order in the world which had been disrupted by his chaotic enemy. He then returned to the top of the World tree and proudly informed his opponent down in the roots:  “Well, there is your place, remain there!” • Sun was Perun's wife. When the sun was threatened by storm clouds, Perun smashed them with his thunderbolt, allowing the sun to reappear & life on earth could continue.  • People painted thunder marks on their house roofs as protection Motifs which represent Perun in this design are;  || Animal Personas of the bull & eagle,  figures of worship ,lightning, thunderbolt, stone & metal, weapons (axe & golden arrow), World Oak tree, leaves & acorn, Air & fire symbols, 2 Perun symbols, storm & rain, storm cloud & sun, patterns developed from the flower of life, life symbol, feathers, iron symbol, sun & Zia symbol Geometric symbol, Harvest & agriculture (Wheat) , Summer & spring , wheel of life, Iris & Phosphorus || The design was created with vector line art, with dots applied by hand to an A3 drawing. A3 is smaller than the actual artwork, so you can see here just how small some of the lines and dots were 9looking at the scale of the pen tip) It was created in pens of 0.05 - 0.2 SYMBOLISM  | VELES • Veles has many names & is also known as the Shapeshifting God of Land, Water and Underground, Shepard, Forest & Cattle God, The Lord of the Forest, Nature and Waters, Guardian of Nature, Slavic god of fields, pastures, forests or crops, cattle, and animals, Patron of shepherds , God of the Beasts, In some Slavic tribes Veles was seen as the 'Creator of the World’ , A “mischievous” God, Watery God of the underworld & Lord of Forest • He is associated with magic, underworld, death & knowledge • His Shapeshifting animal form is a brown bear. Also a wolf, horned serpent, snake, dragon, Snake coiled around the roots of the sacred oak tree. • In his human form he is depicted as a horned strong young man or old man with grey beard. • He carries a shepherd’s staff • It was Veles that protected farmers cows from plague or improved their crops and land fertility. It was believed that during the winter Veles’ power, and thus chaos, strengthens, and before the summer he gets defeated and returned to the underworld. Stories include;  • He continually provoked Perun by stealing his cattle, children, or wife • Veles fled from Perun by transforming himself into various animals, or hiding behind trees, houses, or people; wherever a lightning bolt struck • He was known as a mischief maker, stealing cattle, kidnapping people Motifs which represent Perun in this design are;  || Animal Personas of the brown bear, wolf & horned serpent , snakes, Shepard staff, water & earth , figures of worship, water & waves, forest botanicals & crops, acanthus,  autumn & winter , chaos wheel, death, ice crystal, Veles symbol, bear tooth, scales, snake fang & moon || The design also has personal symbolic meaning. Copyright The art may be angled , cropped or watermarked for copyright reasons, please do not use the art. Tattoo Flash Head over to the shop to see flash designs which feature NATURE | GEOMETRY Thanks Huge thanks go out to my fab client. Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Inky love x Dionne PUNCTURED ARTEFACT | ART | TATTOO | LEATHER | GRAPHICS | ILLUSTRATION Website Instagram Facebook

  • DESIGN | Symbolism | Hummingbird

    All my work is packed with symbolism, whether it be hidden or in a more obvious form. Here is one that you will find in my art. | HUMMINGBIRD | This tiny bird is capable of the most amazing feats despite its small size. It can travel great distances & is the only bird able to fly backwards • Hummingbirds have a long history of folklore and symbolism in native cultures. • The bird itself originates from the Americas. And as such much of the folklore comes from that part of the world. (There are 330 species of hummingbirds in North and South America) • The Aztecs saw them as messengers between them and their ancestors or the Gods. • A giant hummingbird can be found amongst the drawings on the Nazca Plains. It can only be viewed from thousands of feet up in the air (viewed from the Gods) • In Aztec mythology the hummingbird represents the powerful sun or warrior god Huitzilopochtli (Huitzil) ,whose name translates as the hummingbird from the left. The left refers to the otherworldly realms, that run parallel to the known universe. The warriors mother was said to have conceived him from a ball of brightly coloured hummingbird feathers, which fell from the sky. • Aztec Shamans decorated their cloaks and wands with sacred hummingbird feathers. • The hummingbird represents death & resurrection in the Andes. It loses a significant amount of heat at night, in order to conserve energy, and seems to be dead if found at nigh. In the morning however, the sunshine revives it. • In Native American culture, hummingbirds are seen as healers and bringers of love, good luck, and joy. • In Central America, they are a sign of love and will bring love to the person who spots them. The hummingbird generally symbolises joy and playfulness, as well as adaptability. Additional symbolic meanings are: Playfulness, enjoyment of life, joy, being present, independence, positivity, feeling of lightness , swiftness, ability to respond quickly & resiliency Please note; The information is brief & you may want to research your own information. | FLASH ART | Featuring Hummingbirds | Follow this link to see a collection of tattoo flash which feature owls (you can purchase them as an instant download) VIEW OTHERS POSTS on Hummingbirds Thanks Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Inky love x Dionne PUNCTURED ARTEFACT | ART | TATTOO | LEATHER | PRINTMAKING | ILLUSTRATION Website Instagram Facebook

  • LEATHER ART | Cornwall

    Leather Tattoo Design | Leather A3 | Commission | | Tattooed & Tooled by hand on premium vegetable tanned ethically sourced leather | | Tattooed with one needle over many layers | | One of a kind | Created as a commission | It is roughly A3 in size | So the detail is pretty small & hard to achieve!⁠ ⁠ | | The brief was created by a husband for his wife on their anniversary. It actually matched one she had made for him previously | It features details of personal significance. ⁠ ⁠Of their lives together. If you look closely you will see a landmark of Cornwall & my clients initials The paler leather will deepen in colour, as it reacts to UV light. It will develop into a rich medium tan colour This piece was a commission Did you know Leather is the gift for a third anniversary? Commission Your Own Art by getting in touch with a brief & a budget | Shop Leather Art | Copyright | Please do not use the art. Copyright Punctured Artefact | Thanks | Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog | Inky love x Dionne PUNCTURED ARTEFACT | ART | TATTOO | LEATHER | PRINTMAKING | ILLUSTRATION Website Instagram

  • DESIGN | Symbolism | Wolf

    All my work is packed with symbolism, whether it be hidden or in a more obvious form. Here is one that you will find in my art. | WOLF | • The Wolf has always been a symbol of terrible evil, as well as great good. Words associated with the wolf are, guardianship, ritual, loyalty, spirit, intelligence, insight, loyalty, autonomy, strong social character, community, confidence, cunning, ferocity, instinct, mystery, protection, strength, willpower & freedom • Wolf has the ability to make quick and firm emotional attachments, and often need to trust their own instincts. • It has many different symbolic meanings across the world. • Many peoples throughout the world respect and think very positively of wolves. • In Modern Mongolia, the wolf is still seen as a good luck symbol, especially for males. In Native American folklore the wolf is a pathfinder Among the various peoples and tribes of North America, wolf represents not creation, death & rebirth.  The Egyptians also worshipped the wolf, naming the city Lycopolis after the creature. In their mythology the wolf acted as a psychopomp, a creature who guided the souls of the dead into the afterlife. Anubis, had the head of a wolf (or wild dog or jackal)  Wolf is also seen as a teacher-animal to the peoples of California and the Great Plains. • In Greece it was associated with the Gods Zeus and Apollo, as a symbol of masculine energy, power and sexuality. • The wolf for Chechens, is not only the national animal, but also the national embodiment, and the wolf is frequently used to show pride • In western Europe, wolves were not seen as positively.   • The Bible contains 13 references to wolves, usually as metaphors for greed and destructiveness. • In both German and Norse mythology, wolf was a symbol of destruction and death. • Vikings saw wolf as a representation of Fenris (their Chaos), who would bite through his chains and consume the sun at the end of time • As a supreme hunter, the wolf is depicted as a trickster with malevolent intentions in the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. • The belief in a sinister wolf/human hybrid (werewolf) is prevalent throughout much of the world • In Southern China; here, seeing a Wolf presaged danger and death. There are a few sayings which hint at the some of the other negative associations with the wolf. ‘Wolf whistle’ (sexual predator) ‘Wolf in sheep clothing’ (describes those playing a role contrary to their real character) • The perceived virility of the wolf makes it a potent symbol of fertility & some tribal people call on them wolf to help them conceive. • In some tribes, the women call upon ‘their wolf’ to conceive. In Russian folk lore, a straw wolf is kept for a year in order to help the village women to conceive. • In Japan, wolf talismans  were thought to fertility to agrarian communities and to couples hoping to have children. • In France, if a girl is a virgin, she is said to have never seen the wolf (n’a jamais vu le loup) • In Rome, the Lupercal temples were brothels (from the word Lupa, meaning she-wolf or prostitute) • The wolf is also associated with loyalty. In Britain, Merlin in his time of madness is kept company by a she-wolf, who stays by his side until he becomes well again. • Odin was accompanied by two wolves, named Geri & Freki. Known for their ravenous appetite, they symbolised the ferocious and devouring forces under the command of Odin & thus victory in battle • A lone wolf is a wolf that lives independently rather than with others as a member of a pack. In the wolf kingdom, lone wolves are typically either older female wolves driven from the pack, perhaps by the breeding male, or young adults in search of new territory. • The wolf ‘bezoar' is said to be the most potent (a small stony concretion which may form in the stomach and which was once used as an antido te for various ailments ) Please note; The information is brief & you may want to research your own information. | FLASH ART | Featuring Wolves | Head to THIS LINK to see a collection of tattoo flash which feature Wolves Visit the NATURE GALLERY page to see designs which feature Wolves Thanks Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Inky love x Dionne PUNCTURED ARTEFACT | ART | TATTOO | LEATHER | PRINTMAKING | ILLUSTRATION Website Instagram Facebook

  • CUSTOM INK | Navigation

    I have a hundreds of design which have been created since 2014. Most of them I haven't yet managed to get around to sharing on line. I am trying to rectify this in 2020, but looking through the archives and posting a few here and there! This selection features a sleeve. | NAVIGATION | 2018 | | Large Custom Tattoo Design | Upper Sleeve | Final Design This design is for the Upper Arm | It is an instant design | Brief only | No Collaboration | Just a finished Design | This design is inspired by sacred geometry in nature, natal charts & travels. It is an instant design (brief only, no collaboration) It features an array of symbolism with personal meaning, which is associated with the clients zodiac, natal chart & travels. | Symbolism | It features the seed of life, Fibonacci spirals & platonic solids, DNA helix, DNA  hexagons & patterns, mountains, water, compass, shutter, planets, astrolabe & globe,  shutter lens & more | It wraps to join under the arm. I have adapted the centre piece as a Flash Design, which you can download instantly here Copyright The art may be angled , cropped or watermarked for copyright reasons, please do not use the art. Tattoo Flash Head over to the shop to see flash designs which feature Sacred Geometry | Cosmic Thanks Huge thanks go out to my fab clients. Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Inky love x Dionne PUNCTURED ARTEFACT | ART | TATTOO | LEATHER | GRAPHICS | ILLUSTRATION Website Instagram Facebook

  • DESIGN | Symbolism | Flower Of Life

    All my work is packed with symbolism, whether it be hidden or in a more obvious form. Here is one that you will find in my art. | FLOWER OF LIFE | • The Flower Of Life symbol is that it is believed to represent the cycle of creation. It is sometimes called the “blueprint of creation’ • It is believed to be a sort of blueprint for all life, with the fundamental patterns for everything from atoms to planets and everything in between. • It represents the connections that we feel to all living things. • It is a sacred symbol found in nearly every major culture on the planet. It can be seen, in temples within the Forbidden City of China , in ancient synagogues in Israel , in the Buddhist temples of India and Japan, in the City of Ephesusin Turkey, carved into rock in Assyria, in Italian art from the 13th century, and in Cordoba, in ‘la Mezquita’ in Spain. • The Flower Of Life has been used as a decorative motif since ancient times, forms a flower-like pattern with the symmetrical structure of a hexagon. • The Flower of Life is a figure in Sacred Geometry that is made up of overlapping circles in six-fold symmetry, it looks like a hexagon made of circles. • The Flower Of Life is a name for a geometrical figure composed of seven or more overlapping evenly-spaced circles, in which the centre of each circle is on the circumference of up to six surrounding circles of the same diameter. • The surrounding circles need not be clearly or completely drawn; in fact, some ancient symbols that are claimed as examples of the Flower of Life contain only a single circle or hexagon. A multitude of patterns and symbols can be traced within the structure of the Flower Of Life, including the Tree of Life , Fruit of Life & Pentagram. A multitude of three dimensional shapes & objects can be traced within the structure of the Flower Of Life, including the Five Platonic Solids. These are the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. | The Platonic Solids | • The six-fold ‘seed' pattern (6 intersecting circles forming a flower) is used as the basis for the larger Flower of Life pattern. • The seed is often referred to as the 'Seed of Life' or Genesis Pattern • Leonardo da Vinci studied the Flower Of Life's form and its mathematical properties. He drew the Flower of Life itself, as well as various components such as the Seed of Life. He drew geometric figures representing shapes such as the platonic solids, a sphere, and a torus, and also used the golden ratio of phi in his artwork; all of which may be derived from the Flower Of Life design In New Age thought, the Flower of Life is considered to be a source of deep spiritual meaning & enlightenment. • Alchemists have used the Flower of Life as a component of their work • The Metatron's Cube is a symbol derived from the Flower of Life Please note; The information is brief & you may want to research your own information. | FLASH ART | Click on the links below to see art featuring the motifs in this post | Flower Of Life Metatron's Cube Tree Of Life SHOP Thanks Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Inky love x Dionne PUNCTURED ARTEFACT | ART | TATTOO | LEATHER | PRINTMAKING | ILLUSTRATION Website Instagram

  • CUSTOM INK | 3 Worlds

    I have a hundreds of design which have been created since 2014. Most of them I haven't yet managed to get around to sharing on line. I am trying to rectify this in 2020, but looking through the archives and posting a few here and there! This selection features a sleeve. | 3 WORLDS | 2017 | | Large Custom Tattoo Design | Upper Sleeve | Final Design The design is split into 3 worlds. | Mega | Macro | Micro | | Symbolism | Motifs within the Mega World include, universe, stars, planets & Esoteric symbols | It includes the Cosmos, the pattern made between the orbits of the Earth and Venus & planets spinning and circling, Metatron’s Cube framework | | Symbolism | Motifs within the Macro World include, human, insects, animals, DNA hexagons, cubes to represent the earth, the earth globe | The client also had an existing dragonfly tattoo in this area, that the Y and triangle patterns were built around | | Symbolism | Motifs within the Micro World include, atoms, diatoms & bacterias | The design fades out at the top of the arm and has a shaped cuff at the bottom | Copyright The art may be angled , cropped or watermarked for copyright reasons, please do not use the art. Tattoo Flash Head over to the shop to see flash designs which feature Sacred Geometry | Cosmic Thanks Huge thanks go out to my fab clients. Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Inky love x Dionne PUNCTURED ARTEFACT | ART | TATTOO | LEATHER | GRAPHICS | ILLUSTRATION Website Instagram Facebook

  • FLASH INK | Asanoha Designs

    Flash Tattoo Design | Asanoha | Available as an Instant Download | | Symbolism | All my work is packed with symbolism, whether it be hidden or in a more obvious form. I wrote a post about the meanings behind the Asanoha Pattern here | TATTOO FLASH | | Design 1 | The design features the 4 elements of water, fire, earth & air as impossible triangles set against an Asanoha print Click the image to view | Design 2 | The design is inspired by Sacred Geometry & the Japanese Asanoha (hemp) pattern, set into a Tetrahedron. Click the image to view | Design 3 | This design features a Metatron’s Cube & Asanoha pattern. Click the image to view Copyright The art may be angled , cropped or watermarked for copyright reasons, please do not use the art. Tattoo Flash Head over to the shop to see other flash designs which feature Sacred Geometry | Metatron | Cosmos Thanks Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Inky love x Dionne PUNCTURED ARTEFACT | ART | TATTOO | LEATHER | GRAPHICS | ILLUSTRATION Website Instagram Facebook

  • CUSTOM INK | Gazing Eye

    Small Custom Tattoo Design | Size; 18 cm This design is inspired by wild roses. It features a wild rose stem, which progresses from an organic stem into a geometric stem. It features a gazing eye, within the leaves Copyright The art may be angled , cropped or watermarked for copyright reasons, please do not use the art.  Tattoo Flash Head over to the shop to see flash designs which feature Sacred Geometry | Botanicals Thanks Huge thanks go out to my fab client. Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Inky love x Dionne Artist | ART | TATTOO | LEATHER | PRINT | ILLUSTRATION | Website Instagram Facebook  Blog Shop Flash Shop Art

  • SYMBOLISM | The Wolf

    | Symbolism | The Wolf has always been a symbol of evil, as well as good. It has many different meanings across the world. The Egyptians also worshipped the wolf, naming the city Lycopolis after the creature. In their mythology the wolf acted as a psychopomp, a creature who guided the souls of the dead into the afterlife. Anubis, had the head of a wolf (or wild dog or jackal) In Greece it was associated with the Gods Zeus and Apollo, as a symbol of masculine energy, power and sexuality

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