There’s no forgetting the dramatic tree line, harbinger of the beautiful, mysterious, and at times macabre.
From the misty firs of the Pacific Northwest to outlines of obscure elegance, the tree line was all but made for multiple tattoo interpretations, and the evidence has certainly made its way into unforgettable mainstream masterpieces.
Inked along the inner arm, shoulder blades, or down the calf, a tree line tattoo hints but never reveals, suggesting that the wearer has his sights on something others may not be able to see, and is just as comfortable dwelling in the unknown reaches between the wild and civilization.
Your forested timberline is your retreat and place of deeper dreaming; just as we can’t know what lies beyond the forest’s edge until we venture further, you are not a man to reveal all of his nature upon the first introduction. The ones who truly wish to know you must step outside of their comfort zones, and into a place few have the courage to discover.
Understated and at the same time impossible to ignore, the tree line tattoo beckons the viewer with its beauty and artistry. The question is, will they linger on the peripheral, in the safety zone, or dare to journey deeper?