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Nanna Naumann

'Näcken' is a folklore character in Scandinavia. He has a thousand other names, such as 'Bäckakarlen', 'Bäckahästen' etc. He can take numerous forms: a young man, an elderly man, a white horse, a coffin floating in a stream. The main thing is that he always tries to lure you into the water. A popular image of him nowadays is a beautiful, naked young man playing his violin in a waterfall. The naked part is not that much from the folklore, but more of a modern touch... I made this to be a tattoo for a good friend of mine, Näcken is somewhat of his trademark. He didn't want it though, it wasn't exactly what he had imagined, and if it's not exactly what you imagined then you shouldn't put it on your body for ever and ever....

Published More than a year ago

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