A runic art tattoo is a temporary or permanent skin marking of a rune, which was an ancient symbol or group of characters that were part of a Germanic language used before the incorporation of the Latin alphabet. Many runic art tattoos are composed of different rune symbols or characters.
All runic art tattoos are visual promotions of a state of mind. For example, the runic art tattoo symbol "Fylfot" symbolizes good luck, while the individual letters of the "Ek ErilaR" runic art tattoo translate to English as "I am a rune wizard." Runic art symbols can also be used to enhance other types of tattoo designs, such as when they are placed over or within Celtic knotwork designs to augment the meaning of the completed tattoo.