More and more youngsters are going for them as a part of body art. These cover the upper part of the forearm, starting from the shoulder to the elbow. The most popular among these are the Celtic tattoos.
These tattoos go back a long way, to the cave paintings. These are intricate and mysterious and have a religious connection; but they are a mix of Christian and Druid beliefs. They are characterized by fine, interwoven or braided bands.
The Celtic cross and Shamrock are the best examples of the work by monks who introduced the Celts to written language. This has been preserved in Ireland's Trinity College, in its library.
These knots are supposed to portray the intertwining of physical and spiritual realm. It also reflects the endless continuity of life. To give you an example, you can choose a design involving a row of triquetra knots, representing perfect threefold unity. You can also have a row of Quaternary below that, which is a symbol of fourfold unity.
This is a variation of the basic design featuring knots. The only difference is that there is no uninterrupted connection and no unending loops. Rather, the cords of the knots commence and come to an end in an animal's feet, tail, and head.
Similarly, there are knots which display our connectivity with other humans as well as nature. If you want to show the strong bond you share with your friends and siblings, this is the one for you!
If you choose a tattoo which will be in tune with your persona and your mindset, it will be great. For that, probably you would need to research on the meanings of these tattoos.
Nevertheless, we hope now you would surely get inked without a wink! All the Best!