Northern Fire Blog
Sitting down with one Viking Age art specialist is a treat, but Sean Parry was fortunate enough to pick the brains of both Luciano Pezzoli and Lars Grundvad during this episode of the Northern Fire Podcast.
Together, they dissect Viking art styles (and substyles) while addressing the true purpose of these motifs: to make a profound and specific statement.
If the Vikings had tattoos, what would they have looked like? We will probably never know. And this element of mystery is what always drew me to the early medieval dark ages and pre history. I’ve always liked that it gives more room for the imagination.
I had always wanted to put the question forward of the logistics of tattooing in the Viking age to an expert, and thankfully the opportunity finally popped up!