BERSERKER SLEEVEJanuary 18, 2024
FÁFNIRJanuary 18, 2024
To design this tattoo I was strongly inspired by the Viking chests of Cammin and Bamberg, where the masks seem to be represented with the function of portals and animals such as birds or wolves are always placed in their proximity, as if they were on guard.
The use of the mask in Viking society is well attested by various finds found throughout Scandinavia, the mask itself had, in Viking society as in most pre-Christian societies, functions linked to the complex of pagan cults.
Since the archaic age, the mask was used as a means of communication between various worlds and between men and deities.
By wearing it, one stripped oneself of the space-time limits of one's being to enter another plane of existence.