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Celtic Tattoo Art
A Celtic art spiral design in its triple form is indicative of the relationship between body, mind and soul, and demonstrates a willingness to flow in harmony with the natural rhythms of the physical, mental and spiritual being within all of us; while interlacing seven spirals is a more intricate image demonstrating an increase in good fortune for all aspects of life.
They can be truly life-enhancing on a personal, physical and spiritual level that other tattoo designs simply cannot aspire to. But whichever most befits the wearer, it will remain a source of enlightenment to soothe the soul.
Celtic art and legends also tell of a magical cup or cauldron filled with plenty that could never be emptied and which gave to anyone who touched it, that which they most desired.
Boars - for strength and courage in battle
Horses - for freedom, power, nobility, fertility and as messengers in dreams
Dogs - for lasting loyalty and devotion
Stags - denoting the Horned God Cernunnos, for associations with masculine virility.
Being both meaningful and inspirational Celtic tattoo artworks are deeply symbolic and deeply beautiful. They are rich in ancient tradition and history as well as symbolism and meaning.
There are many creatures thought of as potent and powerful in Celtic art tattoos spirituality. These include the following, all of which are incorporated into Celtic artworks and designs and usually appear in groups of three:
Snakes - for life and death and continued healing
Salmon - for wisdom and prophecy
Herons - for enduring love as these birds mate for life
Ravens - for bringing prophecy
Eagles - for being all seeing and all knowing in the face of the Sun. All of thr above mentioned images will make stunning celtic tattoo art designs
Then of course, there are dragons. For Celt tattoo art, dragons were creatures symbolizing not just the power of nature but also the importance of both recognizing and protecting the hidden powers and resources of the human spirit.
Symbolic of the limitless bounty of the universe this has been translated into many artistic forms and is indicative of bearing a great trust in the power of the world to provide all that is necessary for fulfilment in life.
Dragons were all powerful, representative of the deepest thoughts and most secret feelings that lie within the inner capacity of the human mind, body and soul.