The first tattoo is a moment full of joys, anxieties, satisfactions, trepidations, fears and much more.
A very personal path that those who decide to follow share with his tattoo artist, Alessio wanted this piece a lot, showing particular courage starting from a tattoo of this size and I am proud of the result.
In the realization I tried first of all to understand what Alessio wanted to express with the idea of him, what were the reasons for choosing him and his tastes, we talked a lot and compared different ideas.
The main subject was to be Ymir, the giant mentioned in the poetic Edda, a figure of fundamental importance in Norse cosmology, placed in the middle of the Ginnungagap, the cosmic abyss from which everything was generated, born between the gravel of Niflheimr and the flames of Múspellsheimr.
To make it, I used a mask and, in designing it, I was freely inspired by those found in the casket of Cammin, the use of the mask had in fact ritual functions common to most of the cultures in which we find it.
It has always been a means of communication between the world of humans and that of divinities, between our dimension and another, allowing us to strip ourselves of our space-time conventions and act almost as a "portal" between worlds.
They had ritual, divine, mystical functions, were used in weddings and funerals, in medicine and in war rites arriving at our theater.
To represent fire and ice, I drew two "classic" ornaments, the upper one, in red, based on the knotwork of finds from the same period as the mask, while, in the lower part, I used blue and the knotwork that was used to represent the water.