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Celtic Tattoo Design Tips

Stanford Smith

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I remember the first time I saw an original tribal Celtic tattoo design. The intricate pattern of interlaced lines, spheres and sophisticated shading was absolutely stunning and left me with a burning desire to have my own. My friends warned me that the process of finding an original Celtic design could be a little frustrating - and they were right. However, I found that the process became easier as I began to follow a few simple guidelines. Here are a few easy “rules of thumb" that will make the hunt for your new Celtic
tattoo design a rewarding and entertaining journey.

Ask Around

Online forums are the newest and best resource for uncovering great Celtic tattoo designs. Since Celtic tattoos are a sophisticated niche, it helps to speak with people who have a passion for this type of tattoos. However, don't expect to find these passionate Celtic tattoo addicts on free tattoo design sites. Your best bet would be to seek out a paid Tattoo design gallery that has a well supported member forum.

Don't Be Fooled by Imitations:

Celtic Art is a ancient art form that gained popularity during the early 1st and 2nd century. The early inhabitants of Ireland turned to this visual art form as a way to communicate covertly under the nose of their Roman overseers. The symbolic visuals were based on forms found in nature and featured interlocking spheres and interlaced lines. Often families or clans used original Celtic symbols as the family crest.

Respect for the history of the Celtic art form, will lead you to examine your next Celtic tattoo design with a discerning eye. Be careful to not be fooled by an amateur artist that is promoting a interlaced design as an Celtic original. Take the time to look at the artists portfolio and ask around. A real artist will have a passion and a deep knowledge of the art form.

Quality Counts

Due to the intricate nature of Celtic tattoos - it pays to be able to download a clean, sharp, reproduction of the design that you would like use for your next Celtic tattoo. The Tattoo artist will need to be able clearly see and imitate the complex interlocking designs that are common in many Celtic designs.

Unfortunately, you will rarely get a unique and reproducible image from free tattoo design shops. You wills save yourself a lot of frustration and money if you seek out a quality paid online tattoo design gallery. These Online Tattoo Design Galleries specialize in categorizing and providing quality Celtic Tattoo designs that are unique and true to the art form. These Tattoo Design galleries also often moderate design forums and member contributed Celtic photo galleries - great resources for anyone looking an original Celtic
tattoo design.

You will find that the process of discovering an original tribal Celtic design can be rewarding and a lifelong endeavor. Remember to take your time, respect the art form, and most of all have fun.

Stan is a self-confessed Tattoo Addict who is obsessed with finding the best tattoo design sources on the web. Are going blind looking through hundreds of fuzzy, unoriginal, or outright ugly tattoo designs? Click here to get access to Stan's dirty little tattoo design secret


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