32 Celtic Tattoo Ideas

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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.

 

CELTIC TATTOO
So today when I sat down to write a post on Celtic Tattoo designs, I couldn’t stop myself from going down the memory lane to where I first came to know about Celtic Tattoos.

Know It:

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:-

CELTIC KNOTS:

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.

 

CELTIC KNOTS

 

CELTIC CROSS:

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.

 

CELTIC CROSS

 

CELTIC BIRDS:

Common with the women, it looks elegant, stylish and holds supernatural, mythological significances.

 

CELTIC BIRDS

 

CELTIC SUN:

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 SUN

 

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.

 

CELTIC TREE OF LIFE

 

CELTIC ARMBAND:

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.

 

CELTIC ARMBAND

 

CELTIC BUTTERFLY:

Symbolizing rebirth and transformation, beauty and grace these Celtic butterflies are undeniably attractive, different from the regular butterfly tattoo designs.

 

CELTIC BUTTERFLY

 

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.

 

CELTIC SPIRAL OF LIFE

 

CELTIC HEARTS:

The union of hearts, the union of souls.

 

CELTIC HEARTS

 

CELTIC AWEN:

This simple Celtic design beholds a complex meaning. It symbolizes the balance between male and female forces. Do I need to say more?? 😀

 

CELTIC AWEN

 

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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14 COMMENTS

  1. I think Celtic knots are the most beautifully designed tattoos.They even make beautiful nail art designs!
    Even though I condone tattoos personally, this is a very good compilation. 🙂

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