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Celtic tattoos 1st-4th century
endrju007
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 08:57 PM UTC
Hello,

Could someone help me with examples of 1st-4th century Celtic tattoos?
I've been searching a lot but what I've found are mostly modern tattoos using Celtic patterns.

Thanks in advance!
endrju007
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 09:38 PM UTC
Just to be clear - I'm looking for tattoos for this guy:
Graywolf
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 10:04 PM UTC
Hi brother,
Some good knot tattoo designs here and I sent you an e-mail.
best regards
Engin
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 10:26 PM UTC
Thank you Engin!
It seems I'm going to need some good paintbrushes
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 10:54 PM UTC
I know there were some tattoo decals available from several manufacturers... Archer made some, but I think those were in larger scales. I don't remember other sources at the moment though.

Mario
endrju007
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:11 PM UTC
Decals would be difficult to place on this figure since his hands are risen.
I also think that succesfully painting some bodyart on this fellow will give me much more satisfaction
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:48 PM UTC
As you know,celtic knot designs are used as tattoos and also for shields. This link has simple drawings that can help when painting knots.
endrju007
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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:51 PM UTC
Dux Homunculorum? The generally poor human beings?
Thanks again Engin - these may really help!