The goal of this project is to compile a printable 11×17 page of solar-themed tattoo flash with 5-7 tattoo designs featuring solar themes.
I know that I have a range of readers who are professional tattoo artists, and plenty of readers who are looking for tattoo ideas, so I thought it would productive to bring them together in one project.
I will pay $100 each for 5-7 solar-themed tattoo flash designs in whatever style is a given artist’s specialty, to be included on a distributable page that will be reprinted on this site and possibly in a future publication.
Each artist will be credited, and the idea is that some individuals may even seek out a given tattoo artist to acquire his tattoo. I may even contact the artists to get some of them tattooed on me.
Here are some ideas, but as long as a solar theme from Fire in the Dark is represented it could be fair game:
Something generally solar in nature (suns, sun symbols, etc.)
Symbolic representations of The Father, The Striker, or The Lord of the Earth (their symbols can be included or not)
Bulls, eagles, lightning, vajras, clubs, hammers, chariots — any of the symbols listed in the book associated with the key gods/archetypes
Conceptualizations of slogans or ideas from Fire in the Dark
Representations of historical gods or ideas mentioned in the book: Indra, Zeus, Herakles, the Maruts, Dionysus, Pan, etc.
Monsters slain by historical gods or heroes: Typhon, Python, Hydra, the Nimean Lion, Vrtra — pretty much the best tattoo subjects possible
UPDATE – As of June 1, 2021, I am now contacting tattoo artists and commissioning flash individually. If you’re a professional tattoo artist and you’d like to participate, email me at email@example.com with your idea and we can discuss a commission price.