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Rampant lion
Acta non verba

August 1st, 2009
  Author: GiErre

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Lions have always been regarded as symbols of royalty, on account of their strength and of their mighty look.

This rampant lion was requested by Brendan, and the maorigram below quotes the latin phrase "Acta non verba", meaning "Deeds non words" which is the motto of his boarding house.

We used inside the lion some motifs related to its nature such as the sun (glory, eternity), a fish hook (prosperity, social status) end the hammerhead shark motif (determination and strength).

The waves used for the mane are here used to recall Brendan´s passion for water sports.

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 AMAZING. I love it. 
  by Brendan
 Try and remember these tattoo´s are specific to a certain person Gi Erre would be more than happy to design you one. don´t steal other peoples designs. 
  by .
 Very nice, im not copying it just going to tell my artist to make something the same kinda way but without the main, and ive also got some latin to put under the lion in a band around my arm. ´Alba Gu Brath, Clericus´  
  by Scott.
 If you have a request, send it from this link instead: custom request. 


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