36 Arresting Celtic Cross Tattoos

Tattoos present you to the outside world. The people around you get a glimpse of your personality by looking at the tattoos that are inked on your body. There are a lot of themes to choose from while going for a tattoo. The Celtic cross is a nice concept that has surfaced in many traditional and modern tattoo designs, redefining their meaning and significance.

Usually the Celtic cross is depicted (in its most basic form) as a cross with a ring around the intersection of the stem. It’s is believed to have been originated in Gaelic Ireland and was introduced to England by Christian missionaries. The meaning of the ring stands disputed. Some believe it represents the Roman Sun-God Invictus, while some argue it is a deliberate attempt by early Christians to combine contemporary Pagan beliefs into their symbols. Whatever might be the fact, today, the Celtic cross is seen as a spiritual symbol, something that connects our world to a metaphysical existence. Celtic cross tattoos usually employ dark colors and highly interwoven patterns (that were traditionally carved out in stone) to create artistic beauty. If you want something serious and spiritual to adorn your body, check out these richly designed Celtic tattoos.

Catchy Celtic Cross

The green and yellow patterns present a special touch to the cross. They present it in a lighter sense.

Catchy Celtic Cross

Catchy Celtic Cross

Exclusive Meaning

The ring in this Celtic cross has a unique meaning and that’s why all Celtic crosses do not contain rings.

Exclusive Meaning

Exclusive Meaning

Ankle Celtic Cross

Small tattoos fit nicely around the ankle, a general rule which is not usually applied on Celtic tattoos.

Ankle Celtic Cross

Ankle Celtic Cross

Hand Tattoo

A Celtic cross tattoo could be used to recall and respect the deceased loved ones.

Hand Tattoo

Hand Tattoo

Nice Shades

Mixing subtle shades gives a new life and trendy look to the deep spiritual meaning of the cross.

Nice Shades

Nice Shades

Appealing Celtic Cross

The intertwined patterns look very beautiful against the black background. The names signify people close to the tattoo wearer.

Appealing Celtic Cross

Appealing Celtic Cross

Small Celtic Back Cross

Small-sized Celtic crosses could be inked on shoulder, which is close to the heart. They guard you from evil spirits.

Back

Back

Lovely Font

The font used for writing in a Celtic cross tattoo is very important. It should appear serious and conventional.

Lovely Font

Lovely Font

Celtic Cross Side Tattoo

The intricate designs of a Celtic cross are perhaps their most prominent feature. These portray traditional metallic and stone engravings.

Celtic Cross Side Tattoo

Celtic Cross Side Tattoo

Colorful Celtic Cross

Using different colors is an approach that has happened recently in the case of Celtic cross. It is a cool way to combine belief and fashion.

Colorful Celtic Cross

Colorful Celtic Cross

Dark Black Cross

Small tattoos are usually considered more close to heart. A simple cross might evoke more personal feelings than a big elaborate one.

Dark Black Cross

Dark Black Cross

Leg Tattoo

A bit unconventional in design and approach, this is a brilliant example of artistic customization. Brilliant work.

Leg Tattoo

Leg Tattoo

Artistic Piece

The intricate interwoven patterns are very tough to create and their looks reflect the effort put into them.

Artistic Piece

Artistic Piece

Cross With Wings

The wings, synonymous with the wings of angels, enhance the spiritual meaning of the Celtic cross.

Cross With Wings

Cross With Wings

Rose Flavor

The rose curling up against the cross represents love. The red and green colors present a nice contrast to the background.

Rose Flavor

Rose Flavor

Big & Bold One

Live as though only God and you were in this world, so that your heart may not be detained by anything human.

Big & Bold One

Big & Bold One

Beautiful Blend

Triangular edged patterns are a common design used in Celtic crosses and this tattoo blends them beautifully.

Beautiful Blend

Beautiful Blend

Solid Celtic Cross

Biceps and shoulder have always been the most preferred spots for inking Celtic cross tattoos, and will continue to be so.

Solid Celtic Cross

Solid Celtic Cross

Mystic Charm

The Celtic belief that the souls of our dear departed ones are trapped in some inferior being is very reasonable.

Mystic Charm

Mystic Charm

Half Sleeve Cross

The bronze color of the tattoo and the mixed patterns of this tattoo are very appealing. They render a metallic touch to the arm.

Half Sleeve Cross

Half Sleeve Cross

Celtic Tattoo In Center

The Celtic cross has a deep spiritual meaning, and you can always add phrases and memories to it that you associate with your deepest emotions.

Celtic Tattoo In Center

Celtic Tattoo In Center

Blue And Black

The blue borders and the green ring make this Celtic a bit colorful but these relatively subtle hues maintain the strong mystic appeal.

Blue And Black

Blue And Black

Cross Skulls

The skulls associated with the Celtic here might represent the departure of some dear ones, or the start of a new life.

Cross Skulls

Cross Skulls

Neat Finish

The religious tattoo matches the black casual outfit of the girl, redefining her fashion and personality.

Neat Finish

Neat Finish

In Red Avatar

Red color is seldom used in Celtic crosses due to its relatively brighter appearance, but this one seems to defy the norm.

In Red Avatar

In Red Avatar

Superb Tattoo Spot

If you want to get a big Celtic tattoo, you might want to consider your back. The back provides a nice sizeable surface for a large tattoo.

Superb Tattoo Spot

Superb Tattoo Spot

In Middle Back

The shades and interwoven patterns blended into this small tattoo are truly artistic and amazing.

In Middle Backk

In Middle Back

Full Back Tattoo

Slightly unusual in appearance, this Celtic tattoo uses different geometrical features and shapes to create beauty.

Full Back Tattoo

Full Back Tattoo

Gem Of A Celtic Cross

The purple circle at the center of the cross is a nice addition to this beautiful Celtic cross tattoo.

Gem Of A Celtic Cross

Gem Of A Celtic Cross

Irish Celtic Cross

The clover leaf in the center of cross depicts growth after death; in other words, the principle of rebirth.

Irish Celtic Cross

Irish Celtic Cross

Awesome Celtic Cross

Make a super cool spiritual style statement with a bold and big Celtic cross.

Awesome Celtic Cross

Awesome Celtic Cross

Sheer Beauty

Geometrical beauty and architecture are at their best in every Celtic tattoo. The shades at the ends of the segments are amazing.

Sheer Beauty

Sheer Beauty

Green Celtic

The yellow center presents a nice contrast to the green cross and revs up the appeal.

Green Celtic

Green Celtic

Custom Celtic Tattoo

A traditional Celtic design is much sought-after because it looks mystic as well as mysterious.

Custom Celtic Tattoo

Custom Celtic Tattoo

Contemporary Touch

The blue and green circles at the center show how modern designs could be incorporated into the Celtic, and present a sound aesthetic appeal.

Contemporary Touch

Contemporary Touch

Distinct Design

The oval design at the center could be a representation of the soul, or some other metaphysical existence.

Distinct Design

Distinct Design

 

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on Wrist Tattoo Ideas, Wrist Tattoos For 2013, Tribal Tattoo Designs For Men and Star Tattoos Designs.

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