40 Graceful Celtic Tattoos

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Would you like an old tattoo design with a meaning? A tattoo which originates from an ancient civilization? Then, Celtic Tattoos are for you. This line art has grown in popularity over the years. Celt warriors wore tattoos to intimidate their enemies and express their love for their culture. A butterfly means rebirth while a cross with a ring is the bridge between heaven and earth. Representing the sun, afterlife and reincarnation is Triskele, the three interlocked spiral. Triquetra is the trinity knot with three fish. When three leaves fuse into one it becomes a shamrock. Family crests are represented as Celtic knots.

If you would like to have a tattoo which is Celtic, you have an interesting array to choose from. These tattoos originated in 400 B.C and were worn with pride by the Celtic warriors. These tattoos either represented pagan gods worshipped by Celts before Christ or their family crest. Celts had animal symbols, knots engraved on their faces, chest and arms. Butterfly, cross with a ring, spirals, shamrock, the Holy trinity and the Celtic knot are popular tattoos of the day. This line art uses a dot system. Share the love of the Irish for their culture and get a Celtic tattoo.

If you liked our selection, perhaps these other posts will interest you too, Celtic Tattoos For Men, Upper Back Tattoos For Women, Angel Tattoo Designs and Owl Tattoos.

Mind symbol

These knots and rays denote the sun which is the symbol of life, power, strength and energy.

Mind symbol

Mind symbol

Pentagon

This five cornered design with celtic knots can be strategically placed just below your neck.

Pentagon

Pentagon

Entwined

Go for this simple symbol of hearts with fish rising up the inside of your wrist.

Entwined

Entwined

Three Knots

Use the symbols that Celts wore for their belief in trinity and the fish a symbol of fertility and happiness.

Three Knots

Three Knots

Three Knots and corners

Use the number three to denote the trinity the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

Three Knots and corners

Three Knots and corners

Almighty

Speak of power and invincibility with the sun in intricate celtic design on your upper arm.

Almighty

Almighty

Knots and Cross

Get your chest tattooed like the warriors of old and shake off all negative energies from your life.

Knots and Cross

Knots and Cross

Knot Of life

Your loved one and you can have a Celtic knot on your ring fingers to declare the love that binds you.

Knot Of life

Knot Of life

The Ram

Signifying strength this ram and knots make a bold statement; wear it on your back like a shield.

The Ram

The Ram

The Heavenly Bodies

Flaunt your arm with these cosmic symbols and knots and display old Celtic gods.

The Heavenly Bodies

The Heavenly Bodies

Outspoken

Use this metallic look to portray old Celtic Art and get ready to be noticed with this unusual tattoo.

Outspoken

Outspoken

Celtic symbols

The centre of these majestic flowers displays the three symbols – spiral, spiral and trinity, rather boldly.

Celtic symbols

Celtic symbols

Symbol of Three

The cross and ring have been decorated with Celtic knots to produce a suitable design for the biceps.

Symbol of Three

Symbol of Three

Two Hearts

These hearts have been intricately combined into a celtic knot to produce this simple motif for the shoulder.

Two Hearts

Two Hearts

Spread Out

Pretend you are a celtic warrior with this pattern using knots and figures on the expanse across your back.

Spread Out

Spread Out

Muscle Power

The celts considered themselves invincible; you may too with this armband made of knots.

Muscle Power

Muscle Power

Three Corners

This maze of intertwined knots in two colors is can be displayed on your back and is an eye catcher.

Three Corners

Three Corners

The Message

Get the desired attention with a message written around a circular celtic motif on your back.

The Message

The Message

Bouquet

A pretty design for a lady’s back with blue forget-me-not and the famous celtic knots.

Bouquet

Bouquet

Symbol of Love

Proclaim your feelings with this intricate pattern using hearts, fish and knots on your back.

Symbol of Love

Symbol of Love

Prosperity

A circular pattern of a tree inside a ring of knots signifies life and prosperity; appropriate for the arm or the back.

Prosperity

Prosperity

Endurance

The celtic tree with knots can adorn your arm to portraying rebirth, renewal, romance, dreams and endurance.

Endurance

Endurance

Passion

A symbol that signifies protection and passion is the insect with a sting the forbidding scorpion.

Passion

Passion

Bound

Use this tattoo design to cover the expanse of your with ropes twisted to show strength.

Bound

Bound

Shield

Engrave a tattoo rising up your arm with this ancient design used by warriors to scare their enemies.

Shield

Shield

Protector

This beautiful tattoo of a guardian angel speaks of protection that only a divine power can provide.

Protector

Protector

Three hearts in one

Grace your back with this large but simple motif of three hearts and fish meant to protect you.

Three hearts in one

Three hearts in one

Bridge

This design of a cross and ring is the bridge from our earthly station to the heavenly one.

Bridge

Bridge

Mighty warrior

A warrior in the days of old would wear tattoos across his back or chest to ward off his foes.

Mighty warrior

Mighty warrior

Cross Over

Use blue with black on this design of crosses around the arm for all the attention you need.

Cross Over

Cross Over

Savior

A small cross, on the nape of your neck, will portray your reverence for the savior above.

Savior

Savior

Moon

These half moons in intricate knots look stunning on the leg and display age-old beliefs.

Moon

Moon

Energy And Fire

This tattoo of the sun radiates with energy and can be placed on the upper arm.

Energy And Fire

Energy And Fire

Energy

This arm band speaks of ethereal energy in the way only a Celtic can express.

Energy

Energy

Three powers

Place on your back, foot or ankle this celtic design symbolizing the three powers, stands out.

Three powers

Three powers

Four directions

Be bold and display your arms with this not all fussy motif of black and red.

Four directions

Four directions

Good luck

May good luck always be on your side with this eye-catching design on your upper arm.

Good luck

Good luck

Knotted Up

Go for this attractive design in colors of orange and green and display the ancient art.

Knotted Up

Knotted Up

Traditional

Get this tattoo in the middle of your back like the ancient celtic people used to do.

Traditional

Traditional

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