Ogham Presentation for Tattoo Consideration
Your name or word presented in Ogham for tattoo consideration.
Ogham Art provides you with the following downloadable and printable files via email.
- a black on white JPEG scan of your hand-painted name or word
- a PDF including a black scan of the name or word with detailed notations
- a PDF including a graphic of the Ogham Alphabet and a brief history of Ogham
This a completely digital package.
Here is a brief summary of the Ogham alphabet. Stay tuned for more detailed posts in the days to come. Sign up below for the Ogham Art Newsletter to receive email notifications about new postings, blogs, products and events.
Colleen & Chris
Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain.
Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right.