Odin - Tattoowise
An example of a religious tattoo used in Heathenry / Asatru. This one belongs to Horsa of the Chiltern Kindred. The artist was 'Woody' who owns a tattooing studio in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The image shows Odin riding his eight legged horse 'Sleipnir'.
Timba went for a smoke while Rob took a few to check out the work in a couple of mirrors. During that time blood worked to the surface and created an interesting image.
René's son Odin getting inked again artist: Robo Rotterdam
Translation of poem: (138) I know that I hung, on a windy tree, for all of nine nights, wounded with a spear, and given to Óðinn, myself to myself, on that tree, which no man knows, from what roots it runs. (139) They gave me no bread. They gave me no mead. I looked down, with a loud cry I took up runes from that tree I fell. (140) Potent songs nine from the famed son I learned of Bölthorn, Bestla’s sire,and a draught obtained of the precious mead, drawn from Odhrærir. (These are rough translations from various sources)
Lonny's Odin Tattoo
Three random tattoo ideas
More outlines in black. Also pictured is the original design from tattoodles.com. I asked for a couple of changes to the tat, a yin and yang symbol in the ball space behind the dragon, and some different colors.
What else would I get for my first tattoo?
Tattoo by Noah Lynes, of The Ink Spot Tattoo Studio
in Wenatchee, Washington.
Noah inked me at the Seattle Tattoo Expo, on August 9, 2009.