Goddess Kali

Kali is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment. She is the fierce aspect of the goddess Durga. The name Kali means black, time, death, lord of death. Kāli is the Goddess of Time, Change, Power and Destruction. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilation of evil forces still has some influence.

Amanda - as goddess Kali. A Very powerful and intense performance. 
Thanks to Amanda for showing your dark side unveiled 
and Kai for the impressing face paint.
Tattoo on Amandas leg by Kai:http://nordictattoo.blogspot.de

Nanna - the summer fairy


Beautiful Nanna got tattooed by Erik Reime - Kunsten på Kroppen, Copenhagen Denmark.

Article by Lars Krutak - Nordic Tattoo

Nordic Tattoo - featured by Lars Krutak

I´m very proud to share an article with you written by Lars Krutak - Tattoo Anthropologist about Nordic Tattoo, the book is a cooperation with Kai - Tattoo 
and myself Christina Henrich - Photographer.

No more words, read the review on Lars´ website: Link Nordic Tattoo

Midsummer ritual

I know that I hung
on a windy tree
nine long nights,
wounded with a spear,
dedicated to Odin,
myself to myself,
on that tree of which no man knows
from where its roots run

Edda,Hávamál: Odin describes his own sacrifice dedicated to himself hanging in the world-tree Yggdrasil.

Sources like gotlandic picture stones(see picture below) from the viking age show that the vikings had some kind of sacrificial rituals that included people got hanged in trees and got wounded by spears.
We brought that ancient sacrifice to a new life. We suspended people in a tree on midsummer which was a high ceremonial time in the viking age. Celebrating the longest day of the year is still common in the north.

Special thanks to all the people who made this outstanding project possible.
Special grateful thanks to the "hangmans"
With great help and support of: Muffe http://bodyextremes.com who did the suspension

                                                   Erik https://www.facebook.com/ShopRaudi great viking appearance and playing mouth harp 
(unfortunately not to hear on the pictures ;-)
check out his jewelry, he´s making amazing viking jewelry

                                                    Kai http://nordictattoo.blogspot.de shamanic leader of the ceremony

Happy Halloween with Jack the Ripper

I wish you all Happy Halloween!!!!!!

Here you can see Jack the Ripper working..... a professional scary bloody mess!

This photo shooting was taken last year during Halloween-time in Copenhagen.
The amazing idea for the Jack the Ripper shooting came by Hannah and Nils. They are deeply into that
beautiful steam punk thing with all the wonderful extraordinary costumes.

I loved that a lot!!!!!!

(If I remember right the couple won after the photo session the first price for the best costume
in Hard-Rock-Cafe)

Thank you again
                            Nils - for being the coolest Jack the Ripper
                            Hannah - for being a wonderful victim ( the blood fits you very well)
                            Mel - for doing the great make up especially the wonderful wound
Tattoo on Hannah´s leg by Kai Uwe Faust

Nordic Tattoo

Nordic Tattoo by Kai Uwe Faust
The book is a hardcover, has 192 pages, around 400 pictures, partly from Christina Henrich.

The book contains texts in danish, english and german and is published by Arun Verlag, you can order it already via my shop

Memories of Gudvangen

These Pictures where taken this summer in Gudvangen Norway. All tattoos by Kai-Uwe Faust

Gudvangen Norway - a shower in true viking style

Björn took a shower under a waterfall in beautiful Gudvangen.
It was a really good time there!!!!! Thank you all for the warm welcome and making us feel at home.
See you next year.


Saga is placed between the deer antlers like a deer goddess of the nomad tribes from the great plains in the east... and really her tattoo is a reconstruction of a tattoo on a Scythian Ice Mummy.
If you like to learn more about the tattoo background: http://artmagik.webs.com/siberianhorseman.htm

Tattoo by Kai http://tattoodk.blogspot.de

Corpse Paint & Suspension

This picture is now available as fine art print in poster size at my shop check it out!

These photos are taken last year in Copenhagen.
It was a lot of work beside the shootings - you can see it below "behind the scenes".
But the whole labor was absolutely worth it... The results are very unique and outstanding for me.
Thank you all again.

It was a co-production of:

Mel - very hard boiled model, had fun with the suspension.  http://meatshop.dk
Muffe - did all the piercing work and helped us in every way. http://bodyextremes.com
Kai - made the corpse paint on Mel http://tattoodk.blogspot.de
Christina(me) - took the pictures
Bjørn - helpful spirit in the background, without his catering we would be starved.