If you're someone who is really into your Celtic heritage, and you're also looking to get a tattoo, then there is no better design to choose than one that comes from Celtic culture. There are lots of designs to consider, everything from literarily inspired designs, to beautiful animal motifs that come from ancient illuminated gospels. Here are a few ideas to consider:
If you're into music, and particularly Irish music, then this is a perfect tattoo idea. The Celtic Harp is not just a wonderful symbol of music, it's the design that is featured on the national flag of Ireland. The harp is a beautiful instrument, and can be tailored to your particular design aesthetic. You could have your tattoo artist draw up a simple harp, or you could choose one with intricate Celtic scroll-work on the edges.
One of the most iconic symbols in Celtic art is the Triskelion. This is a design that includes three interlocking spirals. The design has been linked to the Christian idea of the Trinity, as well as pre-Chrisitan artwork that focuses on symmetry. These designs can also be incorporated into a larger, interlinking tattoo. It's a great idea if you're looking for something such as a sleeve.
Line of Irish Poetry
Another very interesting tattoo design idea is one that incorporates Irish poetry. You have a great depth of poetry to choose from. You could go back to a great poet such as Yeats, or even more modern poets such as Seamus Heaney. A great example of this sort of tattoo can be seen on tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka, who has an inspirational line from Becket tattooed on his arm.
You could have the tattoo done in simple calligraphy, or you could incorporate Celtic scrollwork into the design and make it a more visually interesting piece.
Book of Kells Animal Design
The Book of Kells is one of the prized treasures of Irish culture. It's an illuminated gospel. This means that it is illustrated with intricate Celtic knotwork, as well as full panels that depict animals and trees. The animals in particular are iconic. Animals have played a huge part in Celtic culture, dating back to pagan times. The ox, stag, hounds, and pigs are all beautifully rendered in the Book of Kells, and you can also find mythical beats that were common in the folk tales of early Irish culture.
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21 July 2017
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