Similar to the Tribal Tattoos are the Celtic Irish Tattoo Designs. Not only do they date back thousands of years but the art work of Celtic Tattoos are beautifully shaped and continue the history of a culture through body art. Although the real similarity is where a group of people used tattoos to communicate with others to show who they were and where they belong.
Celtic history goes back thousands and thousands of years where early Celtic people were well known for their skills in artwork of jewelry, metal, and even weapons. They used artwork, symbols and knowledge to pass down through generations and in modern times tattooing seems to be keeping the Celtic tradition alive with popular designs such as the Celtic cross.
Most Celtic tattoo designs come from Ireland, where the evidence of Celtic history is very strong indeed. The Trinity College found in Dublin, Ireland, contains many manuscripts that document the Celtic heritage and symbols. The height of Celtic tattooing however, occurred during the era when stone and metal work was popular.
Celtic knot tattoos are some of the most popular and most common designs, featuring loops with no end that symbolize a never ending cycle of dying and rebirth. There are also Celtic animal tattoo designs as well, which are similar in design to the knot tattoos, although the cords in the design turn into heads, tails, and feet. The pure knot tattoo designs are normally never ending, unless an individual adds an end to symbolize a spiral.
The meaning behind the knots in Celtic tattoos defies any type of literal translation and is found at a much deeper level. The interlacing of the knots expresses the repeated crossing of both physical and spiritual elements. The strands and their never ending path is a popular design for Celtic tattoos,
representing life, faith, and love.
Those who are from a Celtic descent, Irish, Scots, or Welsh, normally find a Celtic tattoo to be a great way to express their heritage pride and give tribute to one’s ancestors. That sense of belonging is a powerful feeling especially in an uncertain world so it is no surprise that the Celtic tattoo is popular because they fill that gap in ones life of being a part of something.
These tattoos are difficult to create so an artist with a background in this area is a preferred requirement if you are looking to obtain some beautiful body art. Good luck!