Celtic tattoos are inspired by the traditional art of the Celtic people who inhabited western Europe. The Celtic style of energetic circular forms, knots, spirals and triskels has a timeless appeal which lends itself very well to tattoo art. Celtic tattoos probably owe some of their popularity to the fact that they can be extremely good ‘space fillers’. It is possible for a talented artist to create an interlocking Celtic tattoo design to cover pretty much any amount of space required. They can also be a very effective way to link other designs together or frame them.
Celtic tattoos can also be used to express patriotism and individuality by people who consider themselves to be Celts, or of Celtic origin. Most commonly people from: Scotland, Ireland, Wales and occasionally England.