Tanngnjóstr and Tanngrisnir
For his torso Bill flew from London and was in my company for three days, I often host people who come from afar, every time for me it is a pleasure and an immense honor!
This tattoo is intended as a tribute to the god Thor, represented with Tanngnjóstr and Tanngrisnir, his goats, and Mjöllnir, his hammer.
It is made entirely in dotwork, without lines or backgrounds.
I "stole" the geometric pattern from a Viking sword found in Bjørnsholm, Sweden, now kept in the National Museum of Copenhagen and the "curls" on the goat's horn from a silver Mjöllnir with filigree ornaments found in Skåne and donated to the Museum of Stockholm History.
“At the end of the meal, Thor placed the goat skins on the opposite side of the fire and told the farmers to throw the goat bones on top of them. The farmer's son, Ájálfi, took one of the bones and broke it to eat the marrow. After spending the night at the farmers' house, Thor woke up and took his Mjöllnir hammer, lifted it and blessed the goat skins. Resurrected, the goats stand up, but one of them is lame in the hind leg. Noticing this, Thor exclaimed that someone had mistreated his goat bones the night before.”