Celtic tattoo designs cover a wide range of styles. Irish traditional symbols and art are very popular for tattoos, especially in people who connect with their heritage and want to show their pride in their ancestry. The artwork of the most emblematic of Ireland Celtic knot. Celtic knots are interlaced field lines are represented in an endless loop and a maze. These models sometimes show people or animals, but perhaps decorative.
The best known source of Celtic knot-work came from the Book of Kells, illuminated manuscript that contains the four Gospels. The nodes themselves often have a deep meaning and symbolism and are sometimes used as stations against evil. People who have tattoos of Celtic knots, especially those with historical significance should be as Triskele or triquetra, then you the importance of design.
Celtic crosses are also historically and culturally important, not to mention beautiful, and as such are popular tattoo designs. Often, these tattoos are Irish heritage more than religious belief. The Celtic cross is a cross with a circle cut. It is usually decorated with intricate knot-work and traditional.
Like a tattoo, the design of the cross in the first place regarded as a religious tattoo design or Irish Christian. However, the Celtic cross design is important in Wales and Scotland and parts of Scandinavia. In addition, much history and influence as a Christian pagan. For this reason, the Celtic cross tattoo design for a corresponding number of different people, not just the Irish Catholics. Cross tattoos are mostly based on cross existing or developing real designs of illuminated manuscripts.
The Claddagh is an Irish SymbOS key. The Claddagh is two hands holding a crowned heart, and began as an Irish wedding ring or engagement ring, where the hands are extended with fingers to form a group. Symbolically represents the Claddagh Friendship, loyalty and love that each be represented by another feature of the design and all aspects of a good and successful marriage.
The hands represent friendship, the heart for love and loyalty to the crown. Interestingly, the rings by the popular but were used to the relations of the user to specify. When the heart is far away from the door reveals that is available. When the heart is turned towards her, she will open her heart and not for others.
The symbol, a resident of a small village in Galway, has been around since the 17th century. Like a tattoo, which usually only for Claddagh Irish heritage and cultural pride, instead of a symbol of the love relationship.
The clover is to a more common to represent Ireland. A shamrock is a type of clover, with three heart-shaped cam. Often people confuse clover, symbol of Ireland, with the four-leaf clover, a symbol of happiness. The four-leaf clover is not related to Irish culture. Irish folklore suggests that the true clovers, accepted in most cases, a variety of white clover can be grown in the Irish soil.
St. Patrick, an Irish saint remarkably, The Shamrock once used to the idea of the Trinity to pagans and druids to illustrate. In the 17 century, the shamrock as a symbol of resistance to British control, and wearing a shamrock is a matter of execution. Today, the shamrock, an unofficial symbol of Ireland (the harp is the official symbol), such as thistle with Scotland and the rose represents England. Shamrock tattoos are clear, let the Irish pride designs.
Americans often think of when they think of leprechauns in Ireland. This magical little creatures do not appear in Irish folklore, until about the 14th century, but they are perhaps the most famous of all Irish stories. Presumably, the small people, as they are always men, mending shoes, and enjoy something. They are sometimes described as evil or cruel. According to legend, they grant three wishes in exchange for their release if they are caught. Pixie tattoos are weird and funny.
Most models are exaggerated versions of stereotypical and goblins from the ideas of Irish culture. They are often depicted as men with small bright red hair, very green. Although entertaining, not on the same design Kobold historical tradition than other Celtic symbols.