I created this tattoo on Sean Kelly in New York, 2015. This Nordic inspired Dragon is loosely based on stylistic elements from Mammen and Jelling art. As with all of my designs, it was drawn onto the body freehand to make the dragon flow as naturally with the curves of the muscles as much as possible.
The inner patterns in the Beast are reminiscent of the finer ornamentation on many items from the viking age. These include items such as the Mammen axe head, Jelling cup, and the Oseberg ship.