Celtic Armband Tattoo Designs
If you are contemplating an armband tattoo design, the Celtic style has got to be considered.
Celtic armband tattoo designs certainly make for a more elaborate and stand-out finished piece.
The design itself will often feature a running uniformed pattern of spirals and knot-effect images, all of which are contained within a straight-lined border.
The style relies heavily on the variation between black, grey and white shading and the finished piece always translates into one of the boldest forms of tattoo that you could ever wish to adorn your body with. Of course, historically, the Celtic tattooing style has been around for a number of centuries. In fact, it was even worn by the Vikings who invaded England.
If you travel to northern Europe, especially Scandinavia and the United Kingdom, you will soon realize how immensely popular Celtic tattooing is and that this part of the western World is home to the largest tattooed populations even today. Celtic armband tattoos can be as elaborate and intricate, or as simple as you prefer. The really good thing about this style of tattooing is that Celtic just looks so neat and eye-catching.
Admittedly, a lot of work goes into a good Celtic piece, but if you can find a tattooist that is good enough, this will make your lasting piece of body art completely worthwhile. Most people would prefer to place a Celtic armband tattoo on their bicep muscle, although you will notice that people like to position them on their forearms also.
If you’re a little concerned about your tattoo showing all of the time, you can always have the Celtic armband placed higher up the arm, so that any sleeves will be able to cover it. On the other hand, you may wish to acknowledge the fact that there should never be any reason for you to cover-up your tattoos in the first place, as it would only ever be a response to other people’s ignorance!
Celtic armband tattoo designs are more than versatile enough to appeal to either a male or female wearer. This is probably the very best thing about this specific genre. Celtic armbands exploded in popularity during the late 80’s and 90’s and whilst this style is not quite as commonplace as it was then, it still remains as a very popular choice.
Black and white are the most usual choices for colors in these tattoos, but you may be surprised to learn that blue can also be extremely eye-catching. If you would prefer a larger piece, you can also incorporate the Celtic armband design as the central feature in a much bigger half or full sleeve. This would then give you the opportunity to place even more colors around the armband and it would look at home alongside any other style of tattooing.
Before choosing a tattooist for Celtic armbands, it is usually a good idea to gain some idea of the artist’s ability in this field. Why not ask for some evidence of their talent? If they are truly accomplished with Celtic work, they will be proud to show you. I say this because there is more to tattooing a Celtic style than there is just working on a plain black piece, as you’d find with tribal work for example.