When I first met Damon, he had two tattoos. The first (done in New Zealand) represents his Maori heritage, and the second, a small area that I needed to cover up. In my design, we honour Damon’s English and Scandinavian heritage and the new design to mirrors the Maori piece.
For the cover up, Damon had reduced the area with laser removal sessions previously. However, some of the ink remained and needed my work.
The artefacts from the Sutton Hoo grave in East Anglia are a huge influence to me. This design is heavily inspired by early Saxon and Vendel art. I am particularly fascinated by the designs on the helmet and belt buckle.