Tribal Celtic Tattoo Ideas

tribal celtic tattoo

Tribal tattoo designs are linking back to the ancient civilizations with rich history and as the wearer of a tribal tattoo you will become a living example of traditions and culture. One of the tribal tattoos that is still popular among tattoo addicts is Celtic tribal tattoo.

tribal celtic tattoo on finger

Celtic tattoos originally were inked on warriors to have fierce look. They went to battle with open chests that were inked in special symbols and died hair in bright colors. The tradition of body inking dates back to 2nd century BC and since then the symbol of Celtic tribes are used for body decoration.

The most frequently seen Celtic symbol is a unique knot pattern that is used to create different complicated designs. The pleated pattern had very special symbolism for Celts. The knot that has no beginning and no end symbolizes eternal life, transformation and resurrection. It is the symbol of nature and seasons that change one another in a continuous cycle. Celtic love knot symbolizes the relationship of two people that is sacred.

Celtic cross tattoo represents traditional cross with Celtic knot in a circle. According to legend, Celtic knot was created by Saint Patrick who tried to convert Irish people to Christians. The symbol is a unique combination of a traditional cross and the symbol of pagan sun symbol. Celtic cross tattoo symbolizes the infinite love of God.

Celtic trinity knot resembles a knotted triangle that means holy trinity. It is one of the most powerful symbols that is related to religion. Celtic tattoos are mostly inked on sleeves, arm, neck and back. They look very stylish and it is preferable to get them on visible parts.

tribal celtic tattoo on neck

tribal celtic tattoo on shoulder

tribal celtic tattoo on arm

tribal celtic tattoo on shoulder

tribal celtic tattoo behind ear

tribal celtic tattoo on arm

tribal celtic tattoo on back

tribal celtic tattoo on back

tribal celtic tattoo on arm

tribal celtic tattoo on back