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Ouroboros.

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shadowjack Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Just got it done. $200 an hour, close to 2 grand.  Single sitting.  Joshua Hibbard that you may have seen on the TV show Ink Master did it. Has a shop, Inspired Tattoo, in Portland Oregon.
Got all the little details in beautiful. Only used the main outer Ouroboros, and wrapped it around an existing Tree of life tattoo I have on my shoulder.  Only change made to the Tattoo was to change the
apple with the smiley face at the bottom, into a set of balance scales to better fit the over all theme I was creating.  Can't figure out a way to attach a pic to this or would post it. Just got it done Monday, and is healing as I'm typing.
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joecroepoe Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful piece! I was wondering if I could possibly use this as a cover to my upcoming book Street Monk (heavily influenced by Nietzsche).
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joan789 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome art! It's perfect... Details are so fascinating and full of symbolism...:omg-whut: 
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capuccino-green Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
hey, great piece of art. i hope i am not breaking any sort of copy right or anything like that, and if i did, i apologize. But i had a tattoo made after this one, slightly changed, but overall quite similar.
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addoart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Yep. Pretty cool.
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xidoraven Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
I would love to use this in a free adventure series I am putting together, if that is still possible. I saw at least one other request to use the image, and it's a great Ouroboros for the purposes I am seeking to illustrate (the ancient, Cosmic Serpent, original creator/destroyer of All).

My adventure is called 'Return of the Annunaki' (sites.google.com/site/returnan…, and it is completely free. As I get each portion completed, I put them together as a PDF, as I did with 'The Crime Ring' (1st level), and I would love to include this image with 'To Enter the Serpent's Den,' where the adventuring players meet with nagas, and learn more about their culture and history - and I would like to add in the Ouroboros mythos as the origin of many of their myths. In addition to messaging me on here, please feel free to email me - xidoraven@yahoo.com.

Thanks, and best wishes.
-will
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Lecero Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Looks great :) It reminds me of a dream catcher
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maukamauka Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Easily the coolest thing I've seen today! Great details, and I am loving the grotesque nature of it!
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Aghora89 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
In 2011 I found this picture in Internet and made this tattoo. Later on I found out that this picture was yours. I hope, you are not against it. You  are brilliant artist!
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FuckCactus Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
<3 maravilloso!
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zarathus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Sure. If you could show me pictures when it's done, that would be excellent!
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davidbrinnen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful details and concept.
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Phyrewall Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Would really like to ask for permission to use this as a base for a tattoo of mine. Thanks!
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arrowcloud Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Zarathus, I would like to speak with you re using your graphic in a book set for publication mid-October, copy right clearance and/or arrangements. Note, as graphic in a dedicated chapter, NOT as jacket cover. For background info please see: www.rpnamerica.com. Thanks.
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voradorhylden Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing use of detail...see i dont get how ed hardy  has a job when stuff like this is out there
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romannumeralfive Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
very striking <3 well done
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Erdillian Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Amazing.
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a wonderfully beautiful twist on already marvelous symbolism :happycry:. Lovly work on this :clap:.
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instruisto Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Amazing illustration of one of my favorite symbols. Brilliant work.
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flameguard42 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
This is absolutely fantastic! Would you be ok with me getting this as a tattoo?
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N-ink Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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Apollo21B Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is unbelievable. Amazing conception and realization.
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V-e-r-b-o-s-e Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
that's really cool
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rainman75 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
check my tattoo inspired by your work crocodilu69@yahoo.com [link]
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TsukiNoKishi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
This is so amazing! I came across it in my professor's notes for college and I'm so glad it had your watermark :-)
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zegkaas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
A maze sing!
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Lomeloke Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! this is one of the most unique ourboros i have ever seen and i love it
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intensegenius Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
This is most certainly the most.. interesting, by lack of a better word, Ouroboros I've seen. :)
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So far this is the coolest representation of this symbol that I've seen. Excellent work!
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SNAPADILE Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice
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JesCallie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
WOOOOOOW.
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WinterSamifer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome ; w;
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ChewingChaoS Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful.
Is this a nordic version of Ouroboros?
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Mr--Gone Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
excelent work!
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DAZUMA Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING THIS.
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FakeScenery Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I found this a few months back and it blew my mind. Your detail is jaw dropping. I made an edition on the same concept here [link] for a silk screen class, and I thank you very much for the inspiration. :) Yours is still much better.
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AsatrArt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Freaking AWESOME.
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Ilionej Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow::faint:
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sorsdeviant Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Hi, I've loved this drawing for a long time and just saw it being used in the trailer for "4:44, last day on earth". Congrats!!
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CanisXerces Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*has stared at this for hours, finding something new every second*
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MoutMoutLaFougere Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I'll send you the final result when it will be done , promise ;)
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zarathus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   Artisan Crafter
That is very much okay :P If you do get it done I'd love to see pics of the result!
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MoutMoutLaFougere Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Woaw incredible ! I was searching an Ouroboros design for my next tattoo, and I found it ! If it's ok ? :S
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JPremier Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Amazing,it reminds me of shendu from jackie chan adventures :)
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
faved in my most recent journal hon :heart: I love your art, look how great it shows up there, thank you for being you, i enjoy your art so much :nod:
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Infindibulator Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Beautiful piece of art.
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Jade8P Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Thats awesome dude.
Hey this may seem random but did you do any research on Ouroboros? Im asking because my snake recently died in the position of biting her own tail and ive been researching it trying to figure out why it happens and im not having much luck as to the reason why or a theory into the reason. (other then hunger because she was well fed.) just wondering if you had any insight. sorry for the random weird ? ^^;
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crimsonbrony Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
cool stuff
normally i don't care for lineart
but when it's really detailed and intricate, uses design elements
i totally dig it
i really like the earth tones in this
makes it rustic, decrepit, gives it a sense of ages gone by
a relic from another time
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MARIOBOURGES Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
This work is simply fantastic!
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RaInsTar447 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
A wonderful piece done on one of my favorite myths. If the serpent were to ever let go of its tail, the world would unravel!
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