Celtic tattoos

Thanks for choosing this gallery of Celtic tattoos! I assume it was not just pure curiosity that led you to this website. It seems more plausible that you are actually planning on getting a tattoo and need some cool ideas for designs. Are you Irish? Do you admire Celtic culture? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you are at the right place. What we have here is an extensive collection of best Irish and Celtic tattoos. Some of them will suit those who want a small and not too eccentric design, while the other will be appreciated by those who want something a bit more daring.
Now as you all know, one of the most popular Irish symbols is a shamrock. But how many of you have heard what stands behind this symbol? In order to understand how and why it became so popular, you have to remember the man known as Saint Patrick. After converting from Paganism to Christianity, he spent the rest of his life trying to encourage the spread of this religion in his homeland. Not only St. Patrick raised money to build churches and schools, he also preached and taught by himself. It is believed that this sacred man has used shamrock as a visual means for teaching about the Holy Trinity. The free leaves represented Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, constituting one true God. It is difficult to overestimate the influence Saint Patrick had in Ireland, thus it is not surprising that his teaching tool, shamrock, turned out to represent Irish Christianity. As for the day, the symbolic meaning of shamrock is no longer confined to religion alone. It represents the whole nation, its history, and hence appears in variety of Iris and Celtic tattoos. You will find some of them in our gallery.
Tattoos featuring shamrock can be a perfect highlight for your St. Patrick’s Day costume. Of course, we do not recommend getting a permanent tattoo that you would only be proud of showing once a year. But there are plenty of studios that offer temporary tattoos that look just like the real ones and come off in a few days. Don’t worry if shamrock is a bit too conventional for your taste. Here in our gallery of Celtic tattoos you will find plenty of other unique ideas! We hope you like the pictures and remember this website the next time you need some cool tattoo designs!