What Is a Celtic Sun Tattoo?


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A Celtic sun tattoo is a drawing of the sun done in a Celtic style. The tattoo would include either tribal lines or Celtic knots. Celtic warriors wore tattoos as reminders of earlier battles or as an intimidation tactic.

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One of the most popular tattoo designs is a tribal sun. These are often mixed with Celtic symbols such as knots or crosses. In earlier times, these tattoos were often found on warriors' chests and arms. They might also include an image of a warrior or sun god inside the center. Modern Celtic tattoos are typically done in black line style with essentially no other colors. Some people choose to add vibrant coloring representative of the sun. The sun is revered in many cultures, being associated with the center of creation and life.

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