Wood carving tattoos are the latest craze in the field, wowing art connoisseurs with veritable optical illusions. By practicing shadings and perspective hacks, skilled artists make them appear to be in 3D.
Wood carvings were a means of communication and artistic expression during the early centuries.
The most solidly dated evidence of this is pinned down at approximately 1000CE for wood carvings, and likely a fair bit further back for runestones.
The typical subject matter with such tattoos are intricate geometrical patterns or classical mythology symbols. They print a harmonious aesthetic on the human canvas that is simple but alluring. Ink depicting these objects typically take on a large space on the body, with full sleeves, chest, and leg tattoos being common in this design.
Coherence is a major focus with these tattoos, and anyone who opts for them does not want only a small sliver of their body to showcase such a feat.
Jannicke Wiese-Hansen – Nidhogg Tattoo – Bergen, Norway