Celtic tattoo designs – Knotwork.
It seems like no matter how much tattoo styles and trends evolve over time, there will always be a few classic categories that have a constant stream of loyal fans. The Celtic swirls and designs so often seen on traditional Irish jewellery and on our ancient manuscripts in museums like the lettering and illustrations seen within The Book Of Kells have always proved very popular as tattoos both in men and women alike. Their striking lines and interwoven shapes make a great visual impact, and they lend themselves easily to adaptation, becoming an upper arm cuff, a broader back piece, or even as a delicate self-contained symbol the size of a Post-It. You’ll find their popularity soar even higher beyond these green shores, as many who might have Irish family connections will often get a Celtic design to reflect their cultural heritage. As well as these cultural & historic reasons, it could also be far simpler; some folks just like the look of ‘em. Here we are going to take a look at Celtic knotwork and more specifically the Father Daughter Knot.
The knots motif within Celtic design artwork is well worth a look if you’re on the lookout for a Celtic-type tattoo that has some sense of meaning behind it. While they are very popular, it’s always worth doing a bit of research to ensure you don’t spot the same thing every other day on someone else.
The Father Daughter Knot.
With this in mind, might we suggest a beautiful symbol that, according to some circles (no pun intended), illustrates the beauty and interconnectedness of the father / daughter relationship. There’s some internet speculation that this particular knot style is based on the story of Brighid who was sitting next to her dying father nursing him. As she kept him company she began weaving an intricate knot from some rushes. Her father noticed her handiwork and asked what she was making. She explained that although each loop exists on its own, it is unable to be separated from the whole. Just as the knots within the cross are interwoven, we remain constantly connected with loved ones who have passed away, although in a different form. The connection is maintained with the promise of reuniting with our departed loved ones when we ourselves cross over.
Now isn’t that just lovely? We’re all about the good stories behind the art here at Wildcat. The Father Daughter Knot is only one example of the different Celtic tattoo Ideas. If you are looking for Ideas or want to turn your ideas into the perfect tattoo get in touch with us for a consultation.