Tattoos are arguably more popular than ever in the modern world, with many people turning to them as a form of self-expression. When they do, some people like to reference more traditional designs and methods. This often leads them down the road to various tribal tattoos. Often those are traditional Polynesian tattoos, but it's worth noting that the Celts had a long history of body art as well. In fact, according to some accounts, it would not be unusual for a warrior to run into a Celt on the battlefield who was covered in tattoos from head to toe. Tattooing has been around for many thousands of years, after all. Lots of different cultures had quite a bit of time to perfect the technique.
If you're feeling that connection with your Celtic heritage or even just feeling that you have a little of that Celtic goddess energy in you, be it Brighid of the Hearth or Cailleach, the Mother of Winter, or some nameless energy all your own, maybe a tattoo is the thing you need to fully express that power and energy to the world. The only question is which tattoo does that for you? It's time we found out!
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