I don’t understand much of football, but I definitely “understand” David Beckham. I still remember the first time I saw him on TV and my heart stood still. Ohh, miss those crazy teenage days. From his incredible moves to his fashion style, from his hairstyle to his Celtic Tattoo which played peek-a-boo with the hearts of his million fans, everything seemed so fascinating. Just to let u know that David Beckham’s neck art is a Celtic-type cross that parallels his spine leading up from his upper back to hair line.
Celts are the native people of Europe and Celtic tattoos arise from the battle of Celts. The Celts are honoured for their tremendous strength and courage they showed during the battles.
Traditionally the Woad plant was used for tattooing. A blue dye was produced from the leaves and after some minimal processing the dye was tapped inside the skin with needles or other implements creating some ineffaceable design.
So here I’m with a list of ten Celtic Tattoos that are simple, yet attractive and are sure going to enhance the OOMPH factor:-
The most common amongst Celtic tattoos. The Celtic knots are complete loops without any starting point or end, remind of timeless nature of their spirits. As sign of infinity, they represent eternity and never ending strength, love, faith, loyalty, and friendship.
Another popular form of Tattoo art, Celtic cross tattoos has a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection. It is divided into 4parts. The upper part of the tattoo is termed “NORTH” which represents wisdom, stability, and winter. The right side of the cross is termed as “EAST” and stands for knowledge, learning, and spring. The lower part is termed as “SOUTH” representing vitality, passion, strength, and summer. The left side of the cross is “WEST” representing intuition, emotion, and inner knowledge.
The ring that connects the four arms of the Celtic cross symbolizes the unity and the eternal cycle of life and rebirth.
Common with the women, it looks elegant, stylish and holds supernatural, mythological significances.
The sun was considered as an extreme powerful symbol by the Celts. On one hand it provides energy and strength to perish evils and on the other hand sun was associated with healing, warmth, fertility and a source of life.
CELTIC TREE OF LIFE:
It represents balance and harmony of nature and also the circle of life. Like the trees shed its leaves in the fall and seems like going in hibernation, then again relives with new vigor in spring. Like all circles of life exist in balance- from birth to death.
These clean bands of interconnected knots and circles creating a rope like design looks smart, eye catching and of the beat. You can work on with it as per how much you want the design to be simple or complex.
Symbolizing rebirth and transformation, beauty and grace these Celtic butterflies are undeniably attractive, different from the regular butterfly tattoo designs.
CELTIC SPIRAL OF LIFE:
The ancient Celts believed that life, in all forms, moved consistently in cycles which were ongoing and eternal in nature. It represents interweaving of life, creation, mystery, spirituality. It shows the importance of family and friends in our lives.
The union of hearts, the union of souls.
This simple Celtic design beholds a complex meaning. It symbolizes the balance between male and female forces. Do I need to say more??
There are numerable Celtic tattoo designs to choose from. It completely depends on your personal choice which and where you want to get inked.
So, Happy Inking Ladies…
Which is your favorite Celtic Tattoo design?
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