AndreaC

mistborn
Looking for tattoo design based on Mistborn series

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Hey everyone. Please move this topic to the relevant subcategory, can't really make up my mind where it belongs.

I'm trying to get a ltattoo based on the Mistborn stories but all the tattoo artists I checked with haven't read the books yet. So I'd like to check if I find anyone here with drawing skills who'd be willing to help me with the design that I can then get to the tattoo shop. Thanks in advance!

/Andrea

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I'd suggest go for the Malatium symbol. It's one of the more beautiful & cool looking ones, has deep plot significance and to me, is also a good symbolism of what the internet likes to call 'sonder'

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14 minutes ago, Honorless said:

I'd suggest go for the Malatium symbol. It's one of the more beautiful & cool looking ones, has deep plot significance and to me, is also a good symbolism of what the internet likes to call 'sonder'

Not bad.  Im a fan of the Harmonium symbol myself.  

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Thanks everyone for the input, but I do actually want a story that includes symbols...cloaks...spikes, earrings and humans and Kandras. I have seen those tables you have suggested, but I need someone to put things in perspective

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How about a Steel Inquisitor (with full view of the spikes) then or perhaps a Mistwraith? Or both! 

They both look very cool, imo

 

Do post a pic of the tattoo afterwards!

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I have one on my shoulder of a shield, divided into three sections.  One of the three sections contains the Atium symbol.

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Spike with the word Ruin wrapped around it. The spike has the symbol of Atium. (3)

Metal vial with the word Preservation. This has the Lerasium symbol. (1)

Bracer with the word Harmony. This one gets the Harmonium symbol. (2)

The three are at an angle: 

                                       1

                    2

  3

Alongside and beneath is a spear. A medallion is wrapped around the center. The word Survive spirals around it, with marewill flowers sprouting from the words. The medallion is marked with the Malatium symbol. The Spear is pointed upward.

Above is an obsidian dagger, crossed with a quill pen (or scroll). These should be marked with a metal pair: either iron and steel or tin and pewter. (The first because of how it represents allomancy in some ways. The other because Elend and Vin help each other gain new perspectives (Tin) and give each other strength (Pewter.)) The dagger would get either Steel or Pewter and the quill would get either Iron or Tin. Dagger and quill point downward.

All five images are situated against a background of the Cosmere symbol. The symbol exudes mist that fades outward. (Darker near the center; fainter near the outside. 

I cant actually draw this for you; I don’t know enough about tattoo drawings. But a good tattoo artist could probably use the concept to create something, even if they haven’t read the books.

Other notes: Metal symbols should be in metallic silver ink. (Is that a thing?) Alternatively, Atium could be a metallic red, Lerasium Silver and Harmonium metallic blue.

The spear should be silver tipped too. Obsidian is glossy black. Marewill flowers are blue. Mist would probably be a mix of silver-gray tones.

I see the Cosmere symbol as an indigo, but that would probably be too dark. Maybe a lighter shade of indigo? 

Either way, I think this would imply a large part of the Era 1 story, with some hints of the future of the series.

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Thanks for the ideas. I actually wrote such a long post to a few tattoo artists and gave them tons of pics from the web so they have an idea about the cncepts, but none of them has gotten back to me with a drawing yet. So yeah, I have the ideas in words, i just need someone who would commit to make a drawing out of them. Preferably someone who has been through the books to be able to add their personal touch when my idea is not finalized...but just an idea.

Once again, thanks for the inputs!

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1 hour ago, AndreaC said:

Thanks for the ideas. I actually wrote such a long post to a few tattoo artists and gave them tons of pics from the web so they have an idea about the cncepts, but none of them has gotten back to me with a drawing yet. So yeah, I have the ideas in words, i just need someone who would commit to make a drawing out of them. Preferably someone who has been through the books to be able to add their personal touch when my idea is not finalized...but just an idea.

Once again, thanks for the inputs!

I could sketch my concept for you, provided you like the general idea, but I’m not sure how it would translate to a tattoo as I’ve never drawn anything for that medium before. Also, I’m not the greatest letterer, so don’t use my letters as a guide.

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3 minutes ago, Kingsdaughter613 said:

I could sketch my concept for you, provided you like the general idea, but I’m not sure how it would translate to a tattoo as I’ve never drawn anything for that medium before. Also, I’m not the greatest letterer, so don’t use my letters as a guide.

If you have the time and inspiration for such a sketch, I'd obviously not say no. We could agree on a paid job as well.

But my big picture is (imagine this on the leg/thigh) a picture of a mistborn with the cloak, in the air, fighting either an inquisitor or the lord ruler with the spikes and ashes as the background. I found an image that MIGHT be a good starting point

https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/80772bf6-3171-4287-b430-c29acb6e82a2/d469hx8-d9e32e40-738b-4246-85da-edacda6f701c.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpc3MiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwic3ViIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsImF1ZCI6WyJ1cm46c2VydmljZTpmaWxlLmRvd25sb2FkIl0sIm9iaiI6W1t7InBhdGgiOiIvZi84MDc3MmJmNi0zMTcxLTQyODctYjQzMC1jMjlhY2I2ZTgyYTIvZDQ2OWh4OC1kOWUzMmU0MC03MzhiLTQyNDYtODVkYS1lZGFjZGE2ZjcwMWMuanBnIn1dXX0.gbPoDxDpSPVvnNkW51aqSFSKsMOE9myf5tIu7hj2mgM

And your concept might work as a 'header' or 'footer'.

Also, somewhere in the image, a Terrisman watching everything in an 'allknowing' way. And a kendra doing something...a bit undecided what.

My problem is that I can rarely visualise something if I'm being told about it. But I might as well, after I see your sketch, decide to drop the whole story and only keep the symbols and make something out of it. I'm rather open to ideas, as long as I get that feeling of 'YES, I MUST HAVE THIS N MY SKIN'

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Note that this a rough sketch to illustrate the concept. So it’s not the cleanest. I also decided to eliminate the Cosmere symbol, since it didn’t end up working.

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2 hours ago, Kingsdaughter613 said:

Note that this a rough sketch to illustrate the concept. So it’s not the cleanest. I also decided to eliminate the Cosmere symbol, since it didn’t end up working.

whoa....countless thanks for the fast action!!! I can surely grow new ideasd based on that!! Thanks again!

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5 hours ago, AndreaC said:

whoa....countless thanks for the fast action!!! I can surely grow new ideasd based on that!! Thanks again!

Your welcome! Please post when you get your tattoo; I’d love to see what your final design looks like.

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Let's hope Brando Sando doesn't see this, given his modesty and his religion, I don't think he'd exactly endorse such a tattoo

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7 hours ago, Allendrius said:

Let's hope Brando Sando doesn't see this, given his modesty and his religion, I don't think he'd exactly endorse such a tattoo

I think he’d be fine with it. My religion doesn’t allow tattooing, but I’d be thrilled if someone used one of my drawings as a base for one!

Brandon has shown tremendous respect for other people’s beliefs and choices, even when he disagrees with them. I’m sure he’d recognize it for the honor it is.

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