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Celtic cross tattoo designs can help give you ideas for your own tattoo. In this article, I will describe some designs that will give you the basis you need to finalise your chosen idea.
Though most popular with men, there are also many women who wear Celtic crosses. You need not have Celtic ancestry to wear a cross, nor do you need to be a committed Christian. That said, such tattoos are more popular among those who have some ethnic Celtic ancestry, from places such as Ireland, Scotland and Wales especially but also the Isle of Man and Brittany.
The key feature of all these designs is the knotwork. Celtic cross tattoo designs and other Celtic works all feature this unique knotwork. Though it might look simple at first, it is one continuous loop. if you want one of these designs then you should make sure that the artist has a lot of experience with knotwork or else you will be a guinea pig for his mistakes.
Celtic Cross Tattoo Designs For Men
Although knotwork is common, not all Celtic cross designs feature it. some may feature intricate and ornate details but have the appearance of being made of stone or iron or some other material.
A design may also feature other details in the background such as a family name, some other written message, a dragon (a famously mythical creature) or even a combination with another style such as tribal.
The most common locations for this tattoo on a man is on the back or the upper arm.
Celtic Cross Tattoo Designs For Women
These are not as common a design as on men but nevertheless complement the female form equally well.
A chunky iron cross on the upper arm is more of a masculine image and seldom suits a woman. if you want this type of tattoo then you may wish to consider getting one in a more feminine location such as the middle or lower part of the back.
It is not uncommon to see angel wings attached to these tattoos on women.
Welsh Celtic Cross Tattoo Designs
The Celtic influence can be found in several regions and Wales is just one of them. While some may claim that Welsh designs should look significantly different, in reality they are not.
What is different with Welsh designs is the personalisation of them. A Welsh dragon is a common complement to a Celtic cross design.