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Anam Cara Soul Friend Tattoo
Anam Cara Ogham Presentation for Tattoo Consideration
Anam Cara Ogham Presentation for Tattoo Consideration
Anam Cara Soul Friend Tattoo
Anam Cara Ogham Presentation for Tattoo Consideration

Anam Cara Ogham Presentation for Tattoo Consideration

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"Anam Cara" - Irish for Soul Friend - presented in Ogham as a downloadable and printable file.

Choose from two separate words (one JPEG of "anam", one JPEG of "cara"), a side-by-side presentation of both words (one JPEG), or a single line of both words (one JPEG).

  1. a black on white JPEG scan of the style of your choice
  2. a PDF of the scan with letter and directional notations 
  3. a PDF including a graphic of the Ogham Alphabet and a brief history of Ogham 
We also offer additional consultations via email and phone throughout the tattooing process. Please allow 2-5 days for email delivery.
 
This a completely digital package. 
You will not receive any physical mail from Ogham Art.
(Please add orders@oghamart.com to your address book to ensure delivery.)

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.

Sláinte,
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.

Ogham Alphabet

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.

Ogham was carved into stones and trees to mark land boundaries or to commemorate a member of the community. Today there are roughly 400 surviving stones featuring proper names, ancestral and tribal affiliations, and Latin words.
Ogham Stone Kilmalkedar Dingle County Kerry