Knot Work Tattoos

Knot Work Tattoos

Knot work tattoos thrived in Ireland, where the Celts viewed them with high regard. They became famous as far back as 450 AD; however, the symbolism behind knot work remains hazy and unclear. Also known as the endless knot and the mystic knot, tattoos of knot work show that there is no beginning and there is no end. They are connected in such a way that a knot work symbol is never-ending. Some enthusiasts prefer tattoos of knot work because they show the timelessness of one’s spirit. They believe that they show the birth and rebirth of people after they die. Apart from its symbolic identification with life, knot work tattoos are also associated with nature. Most people believe that they show the nature’s unending life cycle. Because of this, tattoos of knot work have also been used as lucky charms. Some say that they shield the person from the misfortunes and hardships of life.

Examples of knot work designs which you can have drawn on your body include the Dara Celtic Knot, the Celtic Quaternary Knot, the Celtic Five Fold Symbol, and the Celtic Triquera, to name only a few. Because knot work tattoos can be completed with vibrant colors, they are beautiful lucky charms to have on your body. If you want to possess the luck of the Irish, then include knot work designs in your tattoo list.




Gothic and Celtic Tree of Life

Gothic and Celtic Tree of Life

Celtic Scottish Thistle

Celtic Scottish Thistle

Gothic and Floral Celtic Cross

Gothic and Floral Celtic Cross

Shaded Celtic Cross with nice Irish green!

Shaded Celtic Cross with nice Irish green!

RAVEN

RAVEN

Celtic Tree Back Tattoo

Celtic Tree Back Tattoo

MJOLNIR

MJOLNIR

Celtic Griffin

Celtic Griffin

sisters 3

sisters 3

Viking

Viking

THOR

THOR

The Lord of Music

The Lord of Music

Norse Dragons/Serpents

Norse Dragons/Serpents

Spiked armband

Spiked armband

Heart and rose armband

Heart and rose armband

Celtic knot maple leaf

Celtic knot maple leaf

RAVEN'S FEAST

RAVEN'S FEAST

Mjolnir Norse Design

Mjolnir Norse Design

Bondage Knot

Bondage Knot

Celtic armband

Celtic armband

harts

harts

FREYJA

FREYJA

Dragons

Dragons

Celtic Trinity knot work design with thorns

Celtic Trinity knot work design with thorns

Quad Knot Cross

Quad Knot Cross

Sun

Sun

Celtic cross

Celtic cross

Celtic Circle Knotwork

Celtic Circle Knotwork

Tree of life

Tree of life

Celtic trinity knot

Celtic trinity knot