The Celt civilization was at it’s zenith in around 3000 B.C. when they erected the mysterious megalithic structure of the Stone Henge. They were fierce warriors, excellent navigators and passionate artisans as the evidences suggest.
Apart from these general facts, Celts are renowned for many mysteries. They hold a place of honor in the magic world – yes, Celts were excellent witch hunters and black magicians and perhaps that was the reason they built the Stone Henge! Celts fashioned tattoos before the art of writing was even born! Yet, they passed down their knowledge verbally to their descendants which leaves little evidence of their tattooing till date.
Celtic tattoos have a deep spiritual meaning as per the philosophy of their ancient religion. Celtic knot tattoos are usually unending loops with no end or beginning symbolizing the never ending cycle of death and rebirth. Celtic animal or zoomorphic tattoos are similar except that the cords terminate in feet, heads or tails symbolizing animal-rebirth of human due to their bad deeds!
The never ending path of the strands may represent the permanence and the continuum of life, love and faith and for these reason Celtic tattoos have become so popular. For people who have a Celtic origin, whether Irish, Scots, Welsh or even North Americans getting a Celtic design can be a way of expressing pride in their heritage. They are usually no easy designs to do, so it is strongly recommended to be done only from an expert!