The designs of Celtic animals are often similar to loops, where the cords end in the feet, heads or tails. Pure knots are generally unending, unless the end point of a strand is styled into a zoomorphic element or a spiral. The repetitive crossing of the physical as well as the spiritual is often expressed in the interlacing of the knots. The unending strands represent the permanence of love, life and faith. The connected symbolism popularized the culture of Celtic tattoos.
The ancient Celts were known to impart the knowledge of the art of Celtic tattooing orally and there aren’t any written records. However, it is believed that traditionally, artists used tools made of bronze and copper that were often unpolished. In those times, tattoos were considered the right of the rich and affluent class, who suddenly lost vital support and landed up with the commoners. Despite the immense popularity of the designs of Celtic cross tattoos and Celtic knot tattoos, there is little evidence regarding the history of Celtic tattoos.
The recent tattoo culture represents absolute freedom of expression. It is considered to be a style statement among the youth. The Irish, Scots and Welsh with a Celtic heritage, sport the Celtic designs to express pride in their heritage. They strive to keep alive the unique artistic skills of their ancestors. However, several people without any Celtic origin continue to flaunt the intricate Celtic tattoo designs.
The only factor that has prevented the widespread popularity of the art of tattooing is the slow torturous procedure involved. Tattoo designing is a difficult art that requires years of experience and the passion to create attractive and elegant tattoos, replicas of the intricate Celtic patterns. The tattoos cannot be created or sported without a sense of pride in this ancient art form.
The Celtic knot tattoo designs are very decorative on the surface, but at their roots are very culturally significant and deeply symbolic. The Celtic knot is any of eight decorative knots with alternating over-and-under construction, originating in pre-Christian times and found in manuscripts and on monuments.
Celtic tattoos are becoming the choice for many new and old tattoo enthusiasts. Celtic knot tattoos are tattoos that originated in
When searching for a
Celtic knot design you need to think
about the significance of that design. Whether
you are a traditionalist trying to
capture a bit of your
ancestry or you are just a consumer who loves the design, the meaning
convey more importance than most people realize. For example if your
knot tattoo has a horse in it, there are many meanings for which that
might represent. The horse is a symbol of power. Either
physical or mental, the horse symbol
can give the Celtic knot tattoo wearer a talisman to create enter power
the world know that they are a creature of power. The horse also
idea of magic and prophecy in the Celtic world. Unicorns
are apart of the horse family and
when a unicorn was seen good
or evil things were to follow. The unicorn has passed this power to the
the Celtic knot tattoo owner will also carry this legend with them. The
horse is also the
transporter to the
meaning is a little
dark for most, but if you Celtic knot tattoo is done properly, the more
positive aspects of the symbol of the horse will come out.
When a pentacle is
interlaced within Celtic
knot tattoo, the
idea of paganism comes to mind.
pentacle represents the earth, air, water, fire, and spirit. The
pentacle in the Celtic
knot tattoo can be
traced through the ‘Book of Kell’ as the foundation
of most pagan religions
this symbol is
misrepresented as the sign of the devil and satanic worship it still
importance of the five elements of nature that are abundant in Celtic
So be careful in what Celtic tattoo
you choose for
common man in the