Celtic Cross Tattoo Designs
Ancient symbols have always been an inspiration for tattoo designs. One of the most popular ancient symbols used as a motif of the tattoos is the Celtic cross.
Tattoo designs embroidered with ancient Celtic tradition and spirit such as Celtic cross, are considered to be very popular and many tattoo fans like to decorate their body with these symbols.
Most people who chose Celtic cross tattoo designs consider their tattoo to be a meaningful symbol of a Celtic heritage which they will carry for the rest of their lives.
Today, the Celtic cross is considered to be an image that connects the pagan with the Christian religion.
From this perspective, the cross will represent the holy cross of Christianity while a circle represents the Sun worship from the pagan times. The symbolism of the circle is eternity and the circle itself is without a beginning or an end. The cross is divided into four parts. These four parts represent the four directions – East, West, North and South.
They also represent the four elements –Earth, Air, Fire and Water and by looking at the pagan tradition these parts could also represent the four festivals of the Celtic Year – Beltaine (31 April/1st May), Lammas (1st August), Samhain (31st October), and the Imbolc (2nd February).
Usually the owners of Celtic cross tattoo designs find a personal meaning in their tattoos. It could either be their ethnic heritage or a deeper spiritual meaning. As one of the most known and famous Celtic symbols, the Celtic cross has a deep spiritual symbolism. Its cross represents the crossroad of one’s life, a long journey and its beginning and end. It also symbolizes a meaningful decision or a plan that you have made. The circle which is drawn around the cross represents an everlasting cycle. The Celtic cross is said to evoke the universe’s spiritual vision and represents a place where space and time no longer exist – the eternity.
When it comes to the body parts where a Celtic cross tattoo would be perfect, we can only say that the choice should be yours. However, a few most common places for Celtic cross tattoo designs are the upper part of the arm and center of the back.
When it comes to celebrities Celtic cross tattoo designs are also quite common. Robbie Williams, a famous British pop singer, is a great example of a tattoo fan. Robbie has 14 tattoos all over the body and one of these tattoos is a Celtic cross on his right hip. As he once stated, the meaning and the purpose of this particular tattoo is protection from evil. However, Robbie isn’t the only celebrity who is a fan of Celtic cross tattoo designs.
Dave Gahan, frontman / singer of the famous British music band Depeche Mode, has a Celtic cross on his upper left arm. If your choice falls on this particular tattoo design too, the possibilities, as with any other tattoo design, are endless. You can make a large tattoo on your back, a smaller one somewhere more hidden or a classic upper arm tattoo. When it comes to colors, the choice is also yours but the best suggestion would be to do a tattoo in black color.
Your tattoo should represent your individuality and if you find yourself in the symbolism of a Celtic cross go for it but try to keep the design as unique as possible. There are some symbols that are everlasting and their meaning will never vanish. The Celtic cross symbol is one of those powerful and everlasting symbols that have a deeper meaning and are resistant to time. It represents your inner power and transformation and an insight into the past, present and future from the perspective of your inner being.