Woad Triskele | Organic Tank Top
The symbol of the triskele can be found in Northern Europe from around 5000 years ago, when it was most notably carved into Newgrange stones of Ireland. But it most definitely was not confined to this time period. It now exists as an identifying motif for the Celtic and British Isles as well as across the globe.
Many believe the three lobes represent the dimensions of life; youth, adulthood, and old age...or perhaps the land, sky, and sea. There are hundreds of ancient forms of wisdom tied to the symbol of three, unfolding and refolding upon itself in spirals.
The only thing that can be certain is that it inspires reflection upon our place in time and the spiritual realm.
Though this specific triskele is reminiscent of those found in Bronze Age artifacts, which are usually very tightly and uniformly wound compared to those of Neolithic rock art or later Celtic Art.
This design from Sacred Knot Tattoo is hand printed in the Northern Fire studio by Sean, himself.
Material & Make
Our Tank Tops 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 owner and lead artist of Sacred Knot Tattoo, as well as a founding member of the Northern Fire Art Collective. He specialises in Celtic and Nordic arts and lives and works from his hometown of Llandudno in North Wales. Sean’s projects incorporate knotwork, swirls, and beasts inspired and mirroring those found in the historical record - a reflection of his passion for archaeology and ancient iconography. Though he is well known for his mastery as a tattooist, his work with paint, leather, and precious metals are also part of his artistic endeavours.
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.
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.