The Art of Celtic Tattoos - Designs and Ideas
By Terreance Thomas
Celtic tattoos are one of the more popular arts in the tattoo world. They have a wide variety of different symbols and each symbol relates to the celtic heritage. Some of the celtic tattoo designs include crosses, symbols, and sleeves. However the celtic knot is probably the most popular designs included in the celtic art. Celtic tattoos which include the knot are made up of complex interwoven lines and these lines represent knots, mazes, spirals, and other figures.
Animals are also very popular in the celtic art and for certain reasons. The celts believed by painting a certain animal on their body they would some how inherit the animal's characteristics. This is why animal symbols are so heavily used in celtic tattoo designs. The snake is one of the first animal symbols used in these tattoo designs. The snake represents being reborn because of the way snakes shed their skin.
Horses are also very popular in the celtic art and they represent elegance and strength. Other animal symbols frequently used in the celtic artwork is that of the dog and the rooster. The dog symbol represents divinity while the rooster represents a new day. Trees are another commonly found celtic tattoo design and they symbolize long life and good health.
The horn is also seen regularly in the celtic designs. The horn symbolizes renewal because it was believed when you drink out of a horn you were renewing yourself.
Finally, the number 3 is very important to the celtic art. The number 3 stands for the three transitions in life, birth, life, and death.
As you can see there are more than a few designs and ideas for you to use in the celtic art. A lot of people get these tattoos because each tattoo design represents something or has a meaning, but many other people get them just because they love the artwork.