My dear friend Josefin is really good at drawing, and also a tattoo artist, going under the name of Jobell Art. She’s done my last three tattoos and yesterday it was time for a fourth.
I am a huge fan of the Zelda games, Nintendo has done such a great job with them all (except maybe Majoras Mask…). The games in themselves are all wonderful, great story, amazing environments and temples, the puzzle solving is fantastic (and hard) and the characters, friends and foes, are so well done with lovely and unique personalities. No game is the other alike, yet there’s always a feeling of recognition. The music is beyond fantastic too. I have a zelda playlist on spotify, and a board with pictures on pinterest.
The entire history of Hyrule, and the lore that surges through all the games, binding them together – it’s so complex, well though of and just… mind-blowing. I have a huge book containing the history of Hyrule, and I’ve read it a few times but it’s still hard to grasp it all. The concept art is spectacular as well. I need to post some pictures from my book one day
Anyway, I’ve wanted a Zelda tattoo for quite some time now. I first planned to do the owl from the games, Kaepora Gaebora, but I did not feel that it worked well together with my other tattoos. Minimalistic, black and graphical designs are really what suits me. This tattoo resembles a bird, which is great since I love birds, and it really breathes the essence of the Zelda games. Of course, it also has the triforce (power, wisdom and courage) in it. It’s the Royal Crest, a mix between the triforce and the Godess Crest, representing the Royal Family of Hyrule.