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Time Lord Seal tattoo by StevenLawson Time Lord Seal tattoo by StevenLawson
A tattoo design based on a piece of concept art by Peter McKinstry for Doctor Who. I wanted something unique, as the Seal of Rassilon is a fairly overused design for tattoos among Doctor Who fans.

"We needed to manufacture these for the Time Lord collars. Rather than fall back on the overly Celtic look of the original Seal of Rassilon, we wanted to use our own Gallifreyan text, but also echo the shape of the collar itself in the design."
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oneleap Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Hello,I'm a doctor who fan and really enjoy your design. Actually right now i want to make an wag seal for time lord pattern and really just want to ask for a favor, because the machine can only recognizing the .ai file. Just wondering if you have one. I'm really bad at illustrator.
Don't know if you can get this, but thank you for it. Great work.
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Simply-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I love it! :)
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algonquinpaddler Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
This is beautiful.
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knittingchick Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
I really like it. How or were do I go to get a download of it so I can take it to my Tattoo artist?
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robodeath Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I'd also like to know if you have the vector file for this, I want this tattoo.
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Jadeyfish Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I had this done a few days ago on my back - looks great, even if the guy who did it was dying inside :) bless him
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ReyvinVinnex Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Do you have a vector pattern for this, or shall I just open up InkScape and trace it out?
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benchilada Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thought you might like to see how my friend and tattoo artist Katie Cain and I interpreted it:

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Good to see that I'm not the only one who thought about this! Did your friend get the ink yet?

:D

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blackmoonfaery Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student General Artist
I searched Time Lord Seal to show to a friend on Google and this was the first to show up. It's kind of cool that I'm not the only one looking to get this.

It was more that I didn't want to match my friend's tattoo (a lot of people think we date though we don't) and this was my solution.

Also, as much as I like the classic seal, I really rather prefer this one.
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MethosValdir Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
this reminds me of the Prydonian Seal, seal of the rebel time lords
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Sarinilli Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
That is awesome. I'd been looking for a better version of the one in the official image a while ago, funny I never searched DA. :P
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Katsue Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
I love it, i'm gonna get the seal of rassilon and this one on my bum. it's gonna be amazing!
~Kat~
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saetianphrenaltid Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
I myself have the Seal Of Rassilon on my forearm, but its design was inspired by that of a stylised double ouroboros (a symbol of infinity) twisted upon itself to form the lemniscate, or "figure eight" (another symbol of infinity). It may get overused, but its symbolism is rich. When I noticed that the seal was replaced by Gallifreyan writing, I had a fit. Then I found out that the writing was supposed to mirror the collar's shape and design and I turn to my friend - who is also a Whovian - and rant, "They replaced the Omniscate with THAT?! What is that supposed to symbolise? That gingko trees grow on Gallifrey?!!" :noes:

Collar looks like a gingko leaf. =p
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hevic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
i second that.
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saetianphrenaltid Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
ORLY? You have a tattoo too?
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hevic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
no i dont, i'm getting a tardis on my shoulder blade soon though :p
i was agreeing that the new seal is just way too far off the old one to be very signifigant. I don't feel the same when looking at the new one. The old one is just too perfect.
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saetianphrenaltid Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I know! I love the new Gallifreyan writing, but the Seal should be left alone! Why mess with perfection, mm? ;)

EE! TARDIS! You must upload that when you get it!
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hevic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
if i ever get it done, lack of funds and want of an acting career are holding it back.
i dont want it coloured though, a simple outline :p
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saetianphrenaltid Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Depends on how big it's going to be.
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hevic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
it's gonna be about 7-10cm tall
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