Over the ages, the "Viking Era" produced some of the most enigmatic and amazing artwork of the early middle ages. From 750 c.e. to 1150 c.e. The art of the Norse goes back even further, none as the Northern Bronze Age, 1700–500 c.e. with sites that reached as far east as Estonia. Succeeding the Late Neolithic culture, its ethnic and linguistic affinities are unknown in the absence of written sources. It is followed by the Pre-Roman Iron Age.
I use the designs of the early medieval period, these are the designs most commonly known and used in tattoo, movies and even T.V. shows such as Vikings.
I would also like to thank Courtney Davis, Nils E. Friss and Galleri Bryggen for all their hardwork and research, helping to bring Nordic culture, art and ideas to the world. Without there hard work, a lot of the artwork you see today would most likely not be seen. Their efforts have helped shed light on the Nordic worlds of the past.
Broa/Oseberg - 750 to 840 c.e.
The first style named after a grave find in Broa on Gotland, Sweden, and the magnificent ship burial at Oseberg, 100 km southwest of Oslo, Norway, which contained a fantastically carved longship, a wagon, sledges, bedsteads, tent frames and a huge number of highly decorated everyday objects. The Oseberg find is the richest Viking grave find ever to be revealed anywhere in the world.
This style consists of sinuous beasts with small heads, frond-like feet and multiples of tendrils. The sinuous beasts are so highly stylized as to make them zoologically unidentifiable. It should be noted that the first "gripping beasts" are in evidence. This is the hallmark of the true Viking style of ornamentation.
Borre - 835 to 970 c.e.