The Hindu religion is rich with spiritual imagery and religious symbols. Some of the most common symbols in this religion are the mandala (which represents the universe), and the Mehndi (the art of applying henna) style of tattooing. Many tattoo artists are obsessed with perfecting these spiritual and ornate styles, some succeed while others fail.
James Armstrong is an artist who has taken it upon himself to master this style of tattooing while keeping the tradition associated with the ancient art forms. This sacred imagery is no easy task to conquer — one needs to have a remarkably steady hand and keen attention to detail to even consider pulling off this style — but once you see these pieces by Armstrong, it will be evident that he has spent years perfecting this labor-intensive style.
The intricate designs Armstrong is able to create are incredible, and it's one of the reasons Holy Mountain Tattoo has pegged him as one of their featured artists at their shop. You can catch him tattooing these sacred designs in Scunthorpe, UK, and if you have an appreciation for the religious imagery he specializes in, hopefully you can get a tattoo from the artist.
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