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Any good Virgin of Guadalupe tattoos out there? I feel like it is hard to find a good one to study from. Traditional prefered but it would be nice to see any good ones. I find this to be one of the more challenging designs in tattooing, (especially trad).

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe) is a celebrated Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary, an image on a tilma, or peasant cloak, attributed in some accounts to Marcos Cipac de Aquino, an Indian painter.

Traditional accounts tell that the peasant Juan Diego saw at the Hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City, a vision of a girl of fifteen or sixteen years of age, surrounded by light. It was the early morning of December 9, 1531 (celebrated as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in the Spanish Empire).[1] Speaking to him in Nahuatl, his language, the girl asked that a church be built at that site in her honor; from her words, Juan Diego recognized the girl as the Virgin Mary. Diego told his story to the Spanish Archbishop of Mexico City, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, who instructed him to return to Tepeyac Hill, and ask the "lady" for a miraculous sign to prove her identity. The first sign was the Virgin's healing Juan's uncle. The Virgin told Juan Diego to gather flowers from the top of Tepeyac Hill. Although December was very late in the growing season for flowers to bloom, Juan Diego found Castilian roses, not native to Mexico, on the normally barren hilltop. The Virgin arranged these in his peasant tilma cloak. When Juan Diego opened his cloak before Bishop Zumárraga on December 12, the flowers fell to the floor, and in their place on the fabric was the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, miraculously imprinted there.[2]

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A friend of mine has an awesome tattoo of his cat as the the virgin holding out a piece of cheese. It was done by Dave Fox and it's absolutely killer. Probably not at all what you're looking for. Haha.

I've seen this, and it's awesome.

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Dear Irezumi-

You are right. Your original comment was the perfect example as to why I don’t participate in art forums because most people are clueless as to what goes into making a successful piece. It was a very simple question and I apologize for blowing your mind. The Virgin of Guadalupe is packed with symbolism that is pertinent to its structure and becasue of that I rarely see any great examples. I have personally drawn this image dozens of times over the past year and am yet to be pleased with any of them. I assumed tattoo fans would be more open to sharing their favoirte designs in hopes of aquiring some new view points that would help me with my interests in the subject. If you don’t know what I am talking about then you should probably not post anything.

-John

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too angry at the time

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Dear Irezumi-

You are right. Your original comment was the perfect example as to why I don’t participate in art forums because most people are clueless as to what goes into making a successful piece. It was a very simple question and I apologize for blowing your mind. The Virgin of Guadalupe is packed with symbolism that is pertinent to its structure and becasue of that I rarely see any great examples. I have personally drawn this image dozens of times over the past year and am yet to be pleased with any of them. I assumed tattoo fans would be more open to sharing their favoirte designs in hopes of aquiring some new view points that would help me with my interests in the subject. If you don’t know what I am talking about then you should probably not post anything.

-John

Many people new to a forum find that they get a better response if they are NOT a dick to the long time forum members.

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I didn't know that he owned it or that it's right at his shop to see it. When I eventually make it to visit the west coast that is a must-do stop.

I can't understand how people don't notice or appreciate that painting; what a shame.

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I am pretty sure that Chris Grosso has one of these from Ed. A tattoo not a painting. I think it is the one with the stars not water.

He does! He was kind enough to show it to me at last year's SFO convention. Yet another reason why Chris rules.

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