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Petroglyph Ragnarok tattoo by Meatshop-Tattoo Petroglyph Ragnarok tattoo by Meatshop-Tattoo
This tattoo is made in the style of the bronzeage stonecarving, called petroglyphs. The story in the tattoo is younger though, but it was a good way of illustrating it. Basically, it is the story of Ragnanok, when the Gods and the Jotunn goes to war against each other, the winter lasts for 3 years, and the worlds will shake and tremble in the throes of war.
The central piece is of course Yggdrasil, and on the left is Naglfar, a ship made of the nails from dead men. On the right, Skidbladnir, a ship so fine it can be folded away and hidden in a pocket.
The rest of the sleeves are Loki, Thor, Odin, Hel, Nidhug, Jormundgandr, Udgaardsloki, Tyr, Frigg, Heimdal, Surt and then some.

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MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Looove!!!
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rushinrulet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
i have a question maybe you can answer. why do some people spell some of the names differently? does it just depend on where you're from? Ive seen Odin/Oden Loki/Loke Nidhogg/Nidhug Jormungand/Jormungandr surt/surtur   any thoughts?
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humorris Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm from The Netherlands and we call Odin Wodan and Thor is Donar but they are basically the same gods. 
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rushinrulet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
yea, as I recall those are their proto-germanic predecessors (and equivalents you could say). though my knowledge of old norse/germanic religions is more or less superficial. i could be wrong but thats how I remember it
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humorris Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes I think you're right but like yourself my knowledge is far from complete. This was just what I heard and read. Do you happen to know where I could learn more about this subject?
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rushinrulet Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
sorry for the late reply. The Proto-germanic religion was first referenced by Tacitus I believe. A roman general who documented his findings during the Roman conquest of the germanic area.

I also learned quite a bit from this website. norse-mythology.org/ guy here seems to know what he's talking about. hope that helps :)
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Meatshop-Tattoo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Rushinrulet

It is because people are from different countries in North Europe.

Best regards

Louise
PA Meatshop Tattoo
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punkroc Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
It depends on where you' re from.
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Osiris03 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
awasome tattoo, awesome story! :)
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Rabbit88 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Looks great. How long did it take to finish?
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