Celtic Tattoo Designs

The history of Celtic people extends back thousands of years. We know through archaeology and history that there were keen on displaying powerful symbols and artwork, especially found across Ireland. These symbols have now been used and altered for a more modern settings.

Celtic tattoos are popular in North Americans with a Celtic heritage, using designs taken from history. Whilst the symbols themselves have huge meaning, these tattoos are often worn simply as a way of being proud of where you are from.

The Celtic Knot: This is one of the most popular Celtic tattoo designs, usually displayed as loops that have no beginning or end. This is a powerful symbol of the cycle of death and rebirth. They also show the never-ending path of life, and can give great strength and comfort to those who wear then.

Cross: The Celtic cross is another common tattoo design, and it differs in meaning to the Christian cross. The bars of the cross represent both males and females, as well as heaven and hell. Again this is related the cycle of life.

Spirals: These come in many different forms, and are generally used as a way of representing balance in life.

Animals: Just about any animal can be drawn in a Celtic style, though the Celts themselves particularly valued designs including dogs, dolphins and dragons.

When it comes to choosing the right design for you, it’s important to work closely with a skilled tattoo artist to ensure they get the detail just right.