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Third Eye Tattoo Design by Obsolution Third Eye Tattoo Design by Obsolution
And here it is, as I promised. My first artwork in almost a month!
In pencil I really liked this design, almost to the point where I'd wear it myself but now I'm not so sure. Maybe it's the fact that I've been staring at it for ages or maybe something was lost in the translation from pencil to vector. Who Knows?

Anyway the inscriptions read "There is no one great ability without a mixture of madness" which sorta feels right with how I've been feeling lately.
Sorry but I'm not exactly sure who the quote is from, after looking around now I find that it's most likely a rough translation from Aristotle who said "There was never a genius without a tincture of madness."

Had a few different ideas with the eye, but feel free to critique.

and yes the name is inspired from tool, and no I do not intend to give the eye two pupils, that's Cam De Leon's thing, not mine.
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HonestyAct Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Found this at first on google search because I was looking for some kind of third eye design to get tattooed. This was the perfect one. Went to the tattoo shop and they said a lot of the detailing was too small for the size and placement I wanted it. So had to improvise and also had him add in a fluer de lis. I'm sad that I couldn't get all of this done but I do like that it was customized too.

All in all, you're a great designer/artist. I just wish I knew what the Egyptian symbols meant. Haha. I'll send you a picture of the finished product if you'd like.
Eleriath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Hi! i know i did the things in the wrong order xD im sorry :P

I've tattooed (dont know if this verb exists xD) this Incredible and amazing artwork in the back of my neck, if you want a picture of it please tell me.

The first time i looked at it, i fall in love for that eye and the pyramid, that's why i instantly printed it and went to the tattoo place.

Thank you very much for this Excellent piece of work and design and sorry for not asking for your permission.

Obsolution Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats awesome news, I'm glad you like the design so much.
I'd love to see a photo of the final product, feel free to send me one or just post it on DA somewhere or something :D
SerafanRaziel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
looks really amazing, nice job! Id like this tattoo on the back of my head

Faith and a .45!
PadmaPhala Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
just a minor note: the (max) aperture of the third eye is around 1:0.73
LauraDraghici Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010   Photographer
omg i love it. i have been searching for tattoo designs (for some temporary henna tattoos until i get a permanent one) for days now and i LOVE this one.
i was thinking of editing it a little and draw it on the inside on my hand. would you mind? i'll send you the design when i finish it. thank you!
Catora Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
"Alphbet of the magi" Cool, I have that font as well. Your tat designs are inspiring, very lively, smooth, real works of art. Don't be surprised if some of my arrays in the future resemble some of your designs. Thanks for the inperation, wonderful work.
Obsolution Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you :)
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Very nice design and symbolism. I also love the symbols between the outer and inner circle. Is that a real language or purely fictional, made for the aesthetics?
Obsolution Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like my work :)
The symbols are from a runic font known as 'Alphabet of the magi'.
I like to use that font as the runes have a clean look to them and aren't too over the top :)
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