This is the Celtic tattoo section.

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Gaelic or art by the Celts is traditionally of knots or animals in symmetrical interwoven patterns. The symmetry is sometimes mirror and sometimes rotational and in the case of circular shapes, both. 

Design to tattoo

Feel free to print the design you like and take it to your chosen artist for them to copy. Typically a trace or outline will be made of the picture which will be transferred to the place on your body to be used then the outline will be made permanent and then the color applied if required. For more information see our advice and after care section from the main navigation bar above.

Gallery 1 Celtic 1-12.

Lots of animals in this gallery, either in the weave of the pattern or the resulting shape.

Gallery 2 pictures 13-24.

A couple of short Celtic swords or dirks can be found in this section.

Gallery 3 pictures 25-36.

Celtic crosses are to be found in the cross subsection of the tribal section but a couple are here.

Gallery 4 pictures 37-48.

A shamrock is a common Gaelic symbol and can be found with other designs in this gallery.

Gallery 5 pictures 49-60.

Many examples of the archetypal Celtic knot inside this selection of pictures.

Gallery 6 pictures 61-72.

12 more suggestions for you to consider.

Gallery 7 pictures 73-84.

The knot is a reoccurring theme throughout Gaelic art, see some interesting examples here.

Gallery 8 pictures 85-96.

Some animals not usually associated with this part of Europe are in this section.

Gallery 9 pictures 97-108.

Human figures can also be incorporated into this sort of design.

Gallery 10 pictures 109-120.

Yet another 12 examples.