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Viking Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Viking Tattoo Meanings And Pictures

Updated on August 28, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Viking Tattoo Pictures

Viking Tattoos

Viking tattoos can be designed in a variety of different ways. Viking tattoos can also hold symbolic value to the wearer. Viking designs come in several variations, styles, designs, colors, and sizes. The Viking is a fun tattoo symbol to work with. Most Viking tattoo designs are done in solid black ink, but with great detail. Most Viking designs portray a head shot of the Viking, others portray Viking symbols, ships, and other associated elements.

Viking tattoo designs can hold symbolic meaning to the wearer. Viking tattoos can symbolize strength and courage, among other meanings. Facial Viking tattoo designs need great line work and detail. The eyes are very important on the Viking tattoo. Every facial feature is important, especially working with only black ink, shading is vital.

Not all Viking tattoos are head shots. Viking tattoos designs can also portray Viking symbols and Celtic art. As you may know, Celtic tattoos are very popular for both men and women. Viking tattoo designs may also be referred to as Norse tattoo designs or Celtic warrior tattoo designs. Viking warrior tattoos usually portrays a Viking ready for battle, often with weapons, shields, or flags. With so many associations, this gives the wearer and tattoo artist plenty to consider, which is always a good thing.

Viking Tattoo Designs

Viking tattoo designs can be inked in many different manners. With so many associations, Viking tattoo designs can include many things. As mentioned earlier, Viking designs often portray head shots of the Viking. Vikings are known for their blonde hair and blue eyes. If you choose to add color to your Viking tattoo, you may consider using these appropriate colors.

Vikings were known to where tattoos, so it's not unusual to see Viking tattoo designs portraying Vikings with tattoos. In order to do so, you'll need a full bodied Viking. You can add different elements to your Viking, such as a horned helmet, clothing, boots, weapons, and anything else you would wish to add.

Norse mythology has a variety of symbols that may be referred to as Viking symbols. Norse tattoo designs may portray popular symbols from Norse mythology. Hrunger`s Heart is one Norse symbol that may be used. This Norse symbol was believed to be on old Norse stone carvings called The Valknut which is also called "Hrungnir's Heart," for the giant Hrungnir of the Eddas and is best known as the Valknut, or "knot of the slain." This Norse symbol represents rebirth and reincarnation.

Thor's Hammer is another Norse symbol that is often used for Viking tattoos. Thor's Hammer is a symbol that represents the power of Thor over lightning and thunder. This symbol also represent protection. Jormungand, Gungnir, and Mjolnir Pendant are all used as Viking tattoos, although their Norse symbols.

As you now know, Viking tattoo designs are designed with many symbols and elements. There's several Viking tattoo pictures to view. Each Viking design has different symbols and characteristics that makes it stand out. Taking the time to view each design can also help give you ideas for your own Viking tattoo.

Viking Tattoo Meanings

Viking tattoo meanings can differ from one design to the next. Meanings of the Viking tattoo depends on what symbols are being portrayed. Remember though, in the end, your Viking skin art represents what you want it too. Below, you'll find the meanings of Viking tattoos.

  • Strength
  • Courage
  • Freedom
  • Rebirth
  • Victory
  • Achievement
  • Protection
  • Life
  • Renewal
  • Good Luck
  • Spirituality
  • Christianity

Before Your Viking Tattoo

Before you get your Viking tattoo, there's a few things you should consider. Just as you are now, take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked and find out later that it represents something different.

Make sure you view dozens of Viking tattoo designs. The more, the better. You want to look through hundreds if possible, don't choose the first one you see. Remember, you're planning on wearing this for life, so take your time and get it right the first time around.

Viking tattoo designs hold symbolic value as a tattoo and some Viking designs are great, especially when done correctly. Even so, their not for everyone. If the Viking tattoo isn't for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoos. We appreciate your time and visit. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know below. We want to continue providing you with great service and tattoo information. Can you make our tattoo pager better? Tell us how, let us know below. Thanks for all your support and be sure to view all our tattoo articles. Thanks again!


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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Rose, thanks for taking the time to drop in. Appreciate everything. Viking tattoo designs are certainly very detailed and creative, an art that can be appreciated. Thanks for the votes and shares.

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      rose-the planner 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      All I can say is WOW! These are some of the most artistic tattoos I have ever seen. Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      @Bill, thanks for the visit. Oh yeah! Viking tats are hardcore, big Viking tattoo with an ax dripping blood, good choice. Appreciate it Bill.

      @MsDora, LOL. I always enjoy learning new things so I'm always "eye wide open" reading history.

      @Ruby, thanks! LOL Deep down inside, Bill has to be a biker, right? LOL Viking tattoos are perfect for a detailed tattoo. Viking tats are usually large and hold symbolic value as a tattoo. Loved the detail work though.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      These are amazing, such intricate details. I can see a biker with one of these, not Bill.Hee

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      Dora Weithers 

      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      Great explanations! I think of my history lesson when I see pictures or read of Vikings.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nothing is more kick-ass than a Viking. If I were to have a tattoo this is what I would choose...a Viking dripping blood....just sayin' :)

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      @Cleaner3, thanks for taking the time to check out the Viking tattoos, appreciate the comment :)

      @Chitrangada, thanks again for the comment, votes, and share. The detail in most Viking tattoo designs in incredible, very good tattoo artist. You don't see many colored Viking tattoos, the ship was extremely nice. Thanks again!

      @Frank, I always think of you when I do these types of tattoos, Viking tattoos are down your alley. Appreciate all your support pal, see you around and thanks again.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      the lyric these are just amazing I have to admit I love when you do these types of tat hubs :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      These are so cool, I think the boys would love to have them. I liked all of them, for the detailing, especially the one with the ship.

      Thanks for sharing and voted up!

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      7 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Wow... some pretty cool tattoo's.. some are too much .. but some are neat..! thanks for looks.!


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