First off, I have 0 creativity, and i am a terrible drawer, even worse on the PC. Here's the gist of it. For my 18th birthday i wanted a tattoo on my back, along my spine high up below my neck, inbetween the shoulder blades, i want a Celtic Cross (im irish). Somewhere on it, my last name ENNIS. across the ring going around the cross,the family motto, in gaelic, DE SUALICE AGUS CROGACHT (proper gaelic: de suáilce águs crógacht), one word per section of the ring inbetween the stakes of the cross. I came up with a shitty sketch of what i wanted in paint
(above the family initals, in that ring, is where i want the motto, but i didnt no how to do that)
I showed it to a graphic designer on the net, and this is wat he said and came up with
"The nice thing about celtic art, or in this instance a celtic cross is that it is all about the knot designs... thats what makes it more intresting than just a plain cross in my opinion... Here's an example i made, i just used a simple knot design, but its just so you get the idea... " and heres the image:
i liked it a lot, but a) i want to incorporate the ENNIS (in a celtic font, lower cased) to the middle stake off the cross, or atleast somewhere on it, and maybe change the shape, so instead of having straight corners etc, have the stakes flare out maybe, then bubble out on the tops; i dunno. Also, have the family initals in a Nail, on each of the four cornersof the cross, like J in a nail in the top left, and E in another nail on the top right, meaning Jordan Ennis, etc. etc. for all family members: EX of flared stakes:
Like i love what he came up with, but, i really want everything INSIDE the cross, especially the ennis, and the motto in the ring.
Can one of you guys help me out? Ive seen the shit some of you have done and it is unnnreal. So creative and overall just fuckin sweet. Please? it was my 18th bday 3 days ago now and i still havent heard back from that dude after tons of emails etc, and i desperatly want this as something memorable for my 18th birthday.
because there is an inconsistency between the length of the 4 words of the motto, fill out the circle by having a thicker line in the middle ending at the start of the word, and begining again at the end of the word. EG.)
(a layout of some ideas etc.) http://i8.photobucke.../je61/tats2.jpg
Edited by awal, 03 April 2006 - 02:38 AM.