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Pat Fish: Mistress of Celtic Tribal.

June 29th, 2009 by

When it comes to Celtic art you would be hard pressed to find a better tattoo artist than Pat Fish. Trained by the legendary Cliff Raven, Pat has gone on to carve out her own unique identity as the go to person when it comes to Celtic tattooing.
Pat Fish
By her own admission Pat had no ethnic identity as a child, yet she had a gnawing craving for a connection to a bloodline and history. Typical of unfortunate children who have been orphaned, she sought out her roots and was delighted to discover that she was Pict and Scott of the Clan Campbell on both sides of her families heritage.

It seemed that fate took her by the hand even then, because at the same time she met her true relatives and learned about her heritage she also began her foray into the world of tattooing. Such supposed coincidences could only mean that she was destined to bring the intricate world of Celtic and Pictish art to life in skin.

Featured in the October 2008 issue of Skin and Ink magazine as one of the top 13 women tattoo artists. Pat has also won the prestigious First Prize for Best Ornamental Tattoo at the Stockholm Ink Bash 2008, as evidenced by the picture to the right from her website Luckyfish.
First Prize
But don’t think for a moment that this amazing tattoo artist is a one trick pony. Just a quick look around at her online portfolio here will soon let you know that Pat Fish is an all around artist capable of realistic work, as well as traditional.

Pat can be found laying ink out of Tattoo Santa Barbara studios at 318 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA. So if you have a craving for some really eyepoping Celtic tribal, both traditional and custom, as many in the know can tell you. Go Fish. 😉

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