celtic cross tattoos


The Celtic Cross Tattoo is a revered symbol of the Celtic people whose origins lay in the British Isles. Since around 400 BC, the Celts have been using the Celtic crosses tattoo to intimidate their enemies. Fierce warriors, and brilliant artisans, the Celts gave many mighty armies their first taste of defeat. The brilliant intricate patterns of the this tattoo have many meanings, and symbolize the combining of Pagan and Christian beliefs in one item



While the Celts did not leave an extensive written history, they left an oral one that moved down through the ages, and the written histories of those they fought bear witness to their tattoos. It is thought that Celtic cross tattooing began around the same time they started their metal and stone work.
For thousands of years people have gazed in awe at the complex network of Celtic Knots which make up the this cross tats, and have replicated them when ever possible. With spirals, and intricate twirls that entwine around the Celtic crosses tats, the Celtic Knot defies explanation. The artwork on a Celtic cross tattoo is based on the Druidic explanation that there is no end to life, so the Celtic knots have no beginning and no end.


While a Celtic tattoo is similar to the traditional Latin cross of the Christian faith, the differences set it apart. The Celtic cross is made up of short cross beams, which are equal in length and form four equal points of distance. Each point represents a natural element, earth, wind, fire, and water. With a circle placed at the crossing point, which represents sacred life-ongoing-eternal. This elegant and simple belief is a symbol of the life and death in all of nature as being an eternal movement/ The Celtic Knot symbolizes a joining of the spiritual and physical worlds

The Celtic Knot work found on this kinds of tattoos has no scientific, literal translation. Its meanings lay within the spiritual beliefs of the designer, and the recipient. Celtic knots are interlaced with our physical bodies, and our spiritual beliefs that life is forever entwined with nature. They offer beauty, and complex designs that we can study every day, and still find something new to gaze upon. When other symbols are added to the Celtic cross tattoo, the meanings become even more sacred, and powerful to the person who has them on their skin.


Celtic cross tattoos have a closer similarity with tribal tattoos than with the Christian cross, as far as symbolism and meanings go. Like the bold darkness, and geometric patterns of a tribal tattoo, the Celtic tattoo communicates a feeling, rather than a representation of an object that is physical.
Knot work Celtic cross tattoos require the artist to be an expert in Celtic designs, in order to perform the delicate work of ensuring the lines are correct in shading, spacing, and ensure the delicate lines never touch so they do not bleed over.


When done correctly, a Celtic cross tattoo is a thing of rare beauty and design. It can hold power for those who believe in the symbols of the knots, and the points, and the other traditional symbols, such as the Dragon, and the Rowan Tree.











celtic tattoos

The Celtic tattoos is very popular with most people. The Celts, the ancient indigenous peoples, their origins in Europe. This specific body art is considered one of the most attractive design and it is good for men and women. Various characters are now used as Celtic tattoos. They are not complex and still very beautiful. They come in different types and models. The following is an example of this design: the Celtic knot tattoo design, celtic cross tattoo, tattoo Celtic spiral and exclusive designs of tattoos with animals and plants.

Celtic Heart tattoo Love is forever love is free Celtic butterfly tattoo design is very common in women, and they differ from traditional butterfly design. With this type of design is the butterfly tattoo in the merger with the Celtic knot tattoo. Traditionally they were made with one basic color, but can be used with the Celtic Butterfly Tattoo, more colors to make it more attractive and informative. A perfect place to show that your design is on the lower backs of women.

Celtic tattoos, that have pictures of animals are also very popular. These include images of creatures such as lions, birds, snakes, dragons, lizards and spiders, etc. The Book of Kells is the most important source for this style, which belonged to the Middle Ages. This book is the foundation of Celtic tattoo designs that are loved by so many today. If you decided to get a tattoo Celtic, they provide mixed with different colors to give what your tattoo looks amazing and delicious.











Cheryl Cole debuts tattoo for her new video

She's known for her love of body art, having already undergone around eight tattoos, including a sprawling back inking which took a whopping 11 hours to complete.

And now it appears that Cheryl Cole has added another tattoo to her ever growing collection.

The Girls Aloud star debuted the etching as she released a teaser clip of her music video for new single Call My Name earlier today.

But she gave more than a glimpse of the track when she unveiled a large new inking on her bottom

The singer, 28, showed off her figure as she sauntered around in a pair of tiny hot pants and high heels during the promo.

And during one part of the new 53-second clip Cheryl shows of her derriere with an expansive new jagged design running down the back of her thigh.

Cheryl has previously shown off a tattoo on her left bottom cheek and the new body art appears to stem from her old design.

She gave a small glimpse of the jagged design when she wore a pair of tiny shorts to LAX airport last month head of filming the new video in Los Angeles.

And now fans have been treated to a better view after she wriggled around in a tunnel for the track.

She has previously unveiled tattoos including a tribal design on her hand, a barbed wire design around her right thigh, as well as the words Mrs C on the back of her neck.

And she showed off a large inking on the base of her back at the National TV Awards last year.

She said of the procedure at the time: 'The sitting itself was pretty painful but I was determined to get it done in one hit. I didn’t cry once.'

Cheryl first gave a glimpse that the video for her new single was set to be a sultry affair when she set about filming the promo in a sexy pair of hotpants last month.

And now that the full version of her highly anticipated track, Call My Name, is about to be released tomorrow, Cheryl has posted the teaser clip online, including the view of her new inking.

Ever the fan pleaser, the Girls Aloud star has sent excitement into fever pitch by releasing the footage.

And she certainly looks her best throughout as she writhes around in a tunnel wearing a pair of revealing leopard print shorts, which showed off her toned legs.

Cheryl can be seen sauntering into the tunnel wearing the tiny get-up, which she matched with a floral print crop top and bright jacket.

She flings her toned body back as the camera zooms into her pert derriere and thighs.