Check out part 1 of this huge Wolf Head stomach piece done by Ben Gun here at Mantra tattoo in Lakewood, Colorado. Ben Gun is enjoys doing large, intricate pieces with a lot of detail and color, and with all his experience in the tattoo industry he is capable of doing any style. He was the featured artist in last months issue of Inkspired Magazine. Check out their website or instagram for the full article. The first session of this tattoo lasted 2 hours and we compiled it all into a time-lapse video where it speeds up the course of the video so you can watch everything that goes into the entire process of a tattoo, in just a few short minutes! Check his portfolio out under his artist profile for more awesome work!
There are many interesting interpretations of the meaning behind a wolf tattoo. The word ‘wolf’ is born from German Paganism tradition and comes to us from the Proto-Germanic word ‘wulfaz’.Â In this ancient cultural context, wolves were seen as fierce and fearless warriors, as well as natural predators, thanks in part to mankind’s immense fear of these beasts. As such, many Anglo-Saxon Kings and warriors, in an effort to channel their inner wolves, often used the word as a suffix or prefix to their own names. This is why names like ‘Wolfgang’, ‘Wulfsbane’, and ‘Wulfmeer’ are still common names in some parts of Europe, in particular, Germany. Wolves live and hunt in packs, and they mate only once in a lifetime. They are the best organized animals in the world, proficient in following skills: teamwork, communication, perseverance, strategy, patience, curiosity, attitude, unity through uniqueness, loyalty, play, death and survival, failure and change. Its easy to see why this can be an important tattoo for anyone and hold a lot of meaning.
Come down to the shop to speak with one of our artists or check out our portfolios and get your new tattoo started today! The shop is open every day and we welcome walk-ins! Keep up with our videos by following our youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFpoXNET7DajkiBLI9AH4Fw
– Instagram: @mantratattoo @benguntattoo
Thanks for looking!