Celtic Tattoo Designs, Ideas and Pictures
For those of Celtic heritage, getting a Celtic Tattoo Design is a way of expressing pride in their culture. Many Celtic tattoo designs come from the Irish Illuminated Manuscripts, which is on display in Dublin, Ireland. Celtic history goes back thousands of years, and there are many different Celtic designs to use as a tattoo. In fact, there are Celtic versions of a lot of the other categories of tattoos. Celtic versions of a butterfly, cross, dragons, stars, and hearts are just a few.
Celtic artwork can be recognized by its color, interlacing patterns, animal forms called zoomorphism, and other symbols of the Celtic world. A lot of Celtic art is only colored black, although people like to add color to add flare to the design.
Celtic symbols all have different meanings. When choosing a Celtic design, make sure you understand what the symbol stands for. The most popular Celtic design is the Celtic cross.
When getting a Celtic tattoo, it is important to make sure that your tattoo artist has experience and understands Celtic art. Line placement needs to be exact to draw the very detailed patterns of Celtic art. When Celtic art is done correctly, it can be one of the most decorative and meaningful tattoos available. When done poorly, it can be almost impossible to correct.
If you are seriously considering getting a tattoo, we suggest you take a look at a site such as Chopper Tattoo. They have the largest selection of high quality, award winning tattoo designs that you can print out and bring to your local tattoo artist. Here is a small gallery of pictures of Celtic tattoo designs:
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