55 Celtic Tattoo Designs that bring out your inner instincts! [2017]

Celtic tattoo designs have gained a lot of popularity amongst both men and women given its symbol of spirituality. They are normally believed to promote good luck and better fortunes for the wearer while warding off evil spirits. These tattoos are common especially in the Irish culture, where during the medieval days the Mighty Celts, their ancestors were known for going to the battlefield with their bodies covered with Celtic tattoos which were often done using the natural blue dye.

These type of tattoos are often very beautiful and come in a range of different designs like the Celtic knot with the knots having an infinite shape that symbolize long life. The animal-themed tattoos are also known to symbolize courage. Most of the Celtic animal tattoo designs come in the shape of animals like a bull, horse, snake and butterfly.

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Celtic tattoos carry a deep meaning and are often preferred by both men and women. The tattoos come with various twists and curves that result into a stunning look like the one below. The design seems quite intertwined with complexity which communicate an aspect of the wearer’s personality that is hard to comprehend.


Tattooing is rapidly growing as an art and the traditional tattoo designs still prove to be preferred by many tattoo lovers. Designers have introduced sophisticated twists to the tattoos especially when it comes to these Celtic designs, creating a whole new design that blends well with the current generation.


These tattoo designs are known to have significant stories and meaning behind them. It’s important to research the meaning of the tattoo you might be interested in wearing just to be sure you’ve made the right decision before deciding on inking.


You may be interested in these tattoos purely from a design point of view but when you take a second look you will find that the seemingly simple looking design has more depth than you initially thought. And when you delve deeper and discover the meaning and symbolism of these designs then you will find them quite irresistible. There is an aura of the other worlds and mystic to even the most simple of Celtic designs. This makes these tattoos very valuable and sought after in the world of ink. The people who do know about these meanings will always be drawn repeatedly to these intriguing designs.


Apart from finding out on the meaning of a tattoo, it’s also important to be very sure with the place you want to wear the tattoo. Larger tattoos look best when worn on larger body parts like the chest, back, arms, legs. The Celtic tattoo design below looks quite stunning on the arm and suitable for a man who takes care of his physic.


This celtic cross on the arm below looks fabulous on the wearer. These tattoos seem to be quite complicated in design with even those that seem simple embodying some element of versatility.


Celtic designs look intricate and the origins of these designs have been traced back to ancient Britain. Most people who study Celtic designs will find themselves drawn in by the sheer mystery of these symbols and what they mean. It is these diehard fans of the Celtic realm that took this a step further and adapted these lovely designs as tattoos.


These tattoos come in different shapes and images which include the never ending loops, that symbolize the vicious cycle of life and death that never ends. Another element is the circular rings that symbolize the connection to the spiritual powers.  What is interesting in the tattoo below is the 3D effect created through shadows and which offers an even deeper meaning to the whole design.


You can also choose elements that identify with your lifestyle or personality to incorporate in the tattoo design. This reinforces your connection to the tattoo given it’s something that lasts for a longer period of time.


You will find that a seemingly simple Celtic tattoo design is in fact quite complicated and the way it is done can make a lot of difference to the final result. They could represent everything from providing protection to being talismans of courage and good luck. Some believe that Celtic tattoos can bring them good fortune and protect them from all forms of evil.


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  1. I can’t believe some of the pictures of the tattoos you have done, they are AMAZING !! Some actually look like real pieces of amour on a person, & you just perfected it !! Too bad, I’m in the mood for a new tattoo, but I guess you only do this really great work, nothing else, & too bad you were not closer, cause I would have to find a way to get to you. Thank you for sharing your great work with the rest of us, so we can just sit here & drool over the pictures of your art, & wish that our personal tattoos looked 1/2 that good !! I mean, I am only looking at acquiring my 2nd tattoo, & I come from the generation that hides them. Keep up the GREAT WORK !!!


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