This tattoo, designed for a friend, is adapted from the book "Thud!" by Terry Pratchett. It's a design of "The Guarding Dark", a symbol that appears frequently in the book. I threw together some designs in Illustrator, originally based off the illustration from the book, but I decided to spice it up with some more details and change the shape of the spears into a "V", to represent the main character Sam Vimes. The tattoo artist made it look more rugged and natural while inking it.