Insular Celtic Dog | Organic Tank Top

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Insular art is a term that is used in casual discussion about ancient art styles as well as deep academic use. It's loosely defined as a way to view the art from the British Isles that has been blended (native Celtic art, Saxon art, and Viking art) but then highly concentrated within a specific space to create a unique style.

Within the Northern European world, it often refers to the art crafted in the Medieval world, usually created by monks within highly valuable manuscripts.

Key features of this style are knotwork, winding animals, and tangled individuals wound about vegetal tendrils.

The most famous examples of this style can be found in The Book of Kells and The Lindesfarne Gospels.

This design from Sacred Knot Tattoo is hand printed in the Northern Fire studio by Sean himself. It features a beastly (or perhaps adorable, depending on how you look at it) dog similar to ones found in The Book of Kells.


Material & Make

Our Tank Top's are made with ethically sourced 100% organic cotton and are hand printed in house by Northern Fire artists at our workshop in Wales. Our inks are water based and locally sourced and to minimise the negative impact of the textile industry on the environment.

For more information about our commitment to sustainability, you can keep up to date with what we are doing within the collective on our environmental page.


About The Artist

Sean Parry is the founder and main artist at Sacred Knot Tattoo. Having grown up in North Wales on a mountain peninsula called the Great Orme, his love of celtic and Norse culture, history and art fuels his tattooing and painting. He specialises in celtic and norse neo-traditional dotwork, aiming to capture the magic of knotwork and spirals that the ancient inhabitants of the North where also so fond of. 

See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.


Size & Dimensions

This item is designed to fit. If you prefer a looser fitting Tank Top, we would recommend considering the next size up.

UK/EU Size
Chest Dimensions
35" / 90 cm
39" / 99 cm
43" / 109 cm
47" / 119 cm
XXL 51" / 129 cm


Please check the dimensions are correct for you as sizes differ between regions.