Cool Celtic Cross Tattoos – Meaning and Pictures

Celtic Cross Tattoo meaningfaith (like a dove), hope (like an anchor), new beginning (like a Phoenix), rebirth (like a frog), life/long life (like a Libra Sign), etc. But, most important – before you get one, be sure you really want it. Don’t get such a tattoo if you one if for a day only, get a temporary one.

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Unique Celtic cross designs

Unique Celtic cross designs

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Green Celtic Cross tattoo

Green Celtic Cross tattoo

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Celtic Cross Tattoo symbolism:

  • History: the history of Celtic Crosses dates back from the 8th century, but most probably earlier. The history tells that Saint Patrick introduced these type of crosses in Ireland. Others say it was Declán of Ardmore. Nowadays this type of cross is associated with religion. Other Christian monuments related with the Celtic Cross/knots are: Book of Kells (this one was created by Celtic monks), Lichfield Gospels, etc.
  • Irish symbolism: the Celtic cross is a symbol from Ireland/Scotland. The cross symbolism started in Italy, but spread to Ireland too in the 8’th century.
  • German symbolism: the celtic cross is also related with Germany. The Celtic Cross is also related with Italy.

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Small celtic cross tattoos

Small celtic cross tattoos

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Best Celtic Cross tattoo

Best Celtic Cross tattoo

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Celtic Cross Tattoo Placement ideas – on your arm, on your forearm, on your biceps, on your chest, on your calf, on your forearm, on your leg, etc. Some people also associate the Celtic Cross tattoos with the following tattoos: butterflies, infinity/eternity, angels, tree, etc.

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Celtic cross eternity tattoo

Celtic cross eternity tattoo

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Celtic cross tattoo for the back

Celtic cross tattoo for the back

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Celtic Cross Tattoos on celebritiesEva Longoria (she has/had a Celtic Cross tattoo), Justin Timberlake (he has/had a temporary Celtic Cross tattoo meaning faith), James Cook, Roy KeaneZak Bagans (along with others, such as a skull tattoo, etc), etc. Do you know more celebrities/famous people with Celtic Cross tattoos? If so, feel free to comment and let us know.

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