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    Help Compass Rose query

    I want to get a tattoo of a compass rose, but I'm struggling to find the right one. I am hoping you guys can help point me in the right direction. I've checked most clip art sites and stock photo sites with little luck. I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a less obvious resource for finding what I am looking for...
    And here is what I am looking for:
    An antique, yet simple rose with a circular border around the outside edge. Eight rose points, with NESW being a little bigger than the other four.
    I want it old looking, like something you'd see on a pirate map, but again, not too complex.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.

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    I'm no expert but I have done quite a bit of searching on the Internet for compass rose images...for comparison as I designed my own. The images (and quality) I dug up were mostly pretty awful. You might have better results consulting some books that feature old maps at the library.
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    Put the onus on the tattooer. They're the ones who are good at doing that sort of tribal swirly stuff, skulls and snakes and whatnot so have them design something. I know that costs a bit more but it would be unique.
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