Tattoos present you to the outside world. The people around you get a glimpse of your personality by looking at the tattoos that are inked on your body. There are a lot of themes to choose from while going for a tattoo. The Celtic cross is a nice concept that has surfaced in many traditional and modern tattoo designs, redefining their meaning and significance.
Usually the Celtic cross is depicted (in its most basic form) as a cross with a ring around the intersection of the stem. It’s is believed to have been originated in Gaelic Ireland and was introduced to England by Christian missionaries. The meaning of the ring stands disputed. Some believe it represents the Roman Sun-God Invictus, while some argue it is a deliberate attempt by early Christians to combine contemporary Pagan beliefs into their symbols. Whatever might be the fact, today, the Celtic cross is seen as a spiritual symbol, something that connects our world to a metaphysical existence. Celtic cross tattoos usually employ dark colors and highly interwoven patterns (that were traditionally carved out in stone) to create artistic beauty. If you want something serious and spiritual to adorn your body, check out these richly designed Celtic tattoos.
Catchy Celtic Cross
The green and yellow patterns present a special touch to the cross. They present it in a lighter sense.
The ring in this Celtic cross has a unique meaning and that’s why all Celtic crosses do not contain rings.
Ankle Celtic Cross
Small tattoos fit nicely around the ankle, a general rule which is not usually applied on Celtic tattoos.
A Celtic cross tattoo could be used to recall and respect the deceased loved ones.
Mixing subtle shades gives a new life and trendy look to the deep spiritual meaning of the cross.
Appealing Celtic Cross
The intertwined patterns look very beautiful against the black background. The names signify people close to the tattoo wearer.
Small Celtic Back Cross
Small-sized Celtic crosses could be inked on shoulder, which is close to the heart. They guard you from evil spirits.
The font used for writing in a Celtic cross tattoo is very important. It should appear serious and conventional.
Celtic Cross Side Tattoo
The intricate designs of a Celtic cross are perhaps their most prominent feature. These portray traditional metallic and stone engravings.
Colorful Celtic Cross
Using different colors is an approach that has happened recently in the case of Celtic cross. It is a cool way to combine belief and fashion.
Dark Black Cross
Small tattoos are usually considered more close to heart. A simple cross might evoke more personal feelings than a big elaborate one.
A bit unconventional in design and approach, this is a brilliant example of artistic customization. Brilliant work.
The intricate interwoven patterns are very tough to create and their looks reflect the effort put into them.
Cross With Wings
The wings, synonymous with the wings of angels, enhance the spiritual meaning of the Celtic cross.
The rose curling up against the cross represents love. The red and green colors present a nice contrast to the background.
Big & Bold One
Live as though only God and you were in this world, so that your heart may not be detained by anything human.
Triangular edged patterns are a common design used in Celtic crosses and this tattoo blends them beautifully.
Solid Celtic Cross
Biceps and shoulder have always been the most preferred spots for inking Celtic cross tattoos, and will continue to be so.
The Celtic belief that the souls of our dear departed ones are trapped in some inferior being is very reasonable.
Half Sleeve Cross
The bronze color of the tattoo and the mixed patterns of this tattoo are very appealing. They render a metallic touch to the arm.
Celtic Tattoo In Center
The Celtic cross has a deep spiritual meaning, and you can always add phrases and memories to it that you associate with your deepest emotions.
Blue And Black
The blue borders and the green ring make this Celtic a bit colorful but these relatively subtle hues maintain the strong mystic appeal.
The skulls associated with the Celtic here might represent the departure of some dear ones, or the start of a new life.
The religious tattoo matches the black casual outfit of the girl, redefining her fashion and personality.
In Red Avatar
Red color is seldom used in Celtic crosses due to its relatively brighter appearance, but this one seems to defy the norm.
Superb Tattoo Spot
If you want to get a big Celtic tattoo, you might want to consider your back. The back provides a nice sizeable surface for a large tattoo.
In Middle Back
The shades and interwoven patterns blended into this small tattoo are truly artistic and amazing.
Full Back Tattoo
Slightly unusual in appearance, this Celtic tattoo uses different geometrical features and shapes to create beauty.
Gem Of A Celtic Cross
The purple circle at the center of the cross is a nice addition to this beautiful Celtic cross tattoo.
Irish Celtic Cross
The clover leaf in the center of cross depicts growth after death; in other words, the principle of rebirth.
Awesome Celtic Cross
Make a super cool spiritual style statement with a bold and big Celtic cross.
Geometrical beauty and architecture are at their best in every Celtic tattoo. The shades at the ends of the segments are amazing.
The yellow center presents a nice contrast to the green cross and revs up the appeal.
Custom Celtic Tattoo
A traditional Celtic design is much sought-after because it looks mystic as well as mysterious.
The blue and green circles at the center show how modern designs could be incorporated into the Celtic, and present a sound aesthetic appeal.
The oval design at the center could be a representation of the soul, or some other metaphysical existence.