Viking tattoo designs can be truly symbolic, representing courage and strength. The specific message that a person's Viking tattoo conveys varies depending on the design.
The most common characteristics represented by Viking tattoos are strength, bravery, freedom, valor, rebirth, life, protection, luck, achievement and spirituality.
When it comes to having faces of Viking warriors as tattoos it is important to ensure all the details are captured. Getting the eyes and facial expressions right is important for tattoos of Viking warriors. Most often these tattoos are done in black ink alone with artistic shading. Viking tattoos can be done on both men and women.