Behind the Tattoo

Below you can see the progression of the design of the Scorpion Rider’s tattoo. (The word it spells out is Al Barzakh, the veil between life and death.)

The designs on the right side were contributed by David Ward, drawn in a mirrored calligraphic style. The designs on the left are from Dhar Jabouri, who favored an asymmetric approach. The two artists traded ideas back and forth, eventually settling on the impressive treatment at the bottom.