You may be thinking that “knots” is too banal a topic to deal with on a tattoo page, yes. That it has more to do with that “everything fits in the body”, but we advise you to stop for a moment and observe everything that can be found in relation to knots that, a priori, may seem something related only to the sea . Nothing further (and closer). Knots have strong symbolism regarding their connectionsAs for what binds you to something or someone and, like everything that has a strong meaning, we love to talk to you as a possibility to mark your skin.
Large knot with the body of a snake.
In fact, we are not going to start with the usual marine knots, but with Celtic symbols, which may go back centuries and centuries. When you see a knot, especially one that is well done, of course, you couldn’t help but keep an eye on what would be the beginning and the end, where you have to pull to undo it, like a puzzle. In the Celtic culture they had a protective or eternal life, although it is obvious, seeing their images, that many people choose it simply for aesthetic reasons, which is not a little bit of tattoos.
In Celtic culture, and we have already had occasion to point out something about it, the tree plays a prominent role. It is established as the maximum symbol of life, of nature and, beyond that, as that which, by itself, unites the three stages: the depth of the earth (through its roots), the surface (of the which is part of its trunk) and the sky (which seems to touch the leaves of its glass if we see it from below). It has always provided us with shade under which to take shelter from the sometimes scorching sun, or giving us rich fruits in some cases. It is not surprising that the Celts already attributed a fundamental importance to it. Imagine, then, a beautiful tree surrounded by the trail of a knot that never ends, making a circular composition. Pretty right? Also loaded with symbolism.
The knots, as we mentioned before, they are also important in the marine world. I have had the opportunity to attend restaurants on the beach where, to show their seafaring tradition (and the rich and fresh fish and seafood), they had hanging on their walls small showcases with sailor knots and their names . A catalog in which you could see how beautiful it is and how complicated it is.
Among some of the marine knots that we can find, is, for example, the flake, which remains something similar to a number eight but triple. Also the multiple plain, which, once done, remains as a coiled rope in another, like a small snake. OR the fisherman’s knot or anchor, which is threaded to other elements (such as a ring) and serves, for example, to dock a boat.
Among the places where a knot can be well, we have to talk about the doll. In her It could very well be a rope bracelet that, behind or in front, has a knot. A rope that could be thicker or thinner, depending on taste, but whose knot would symbolize how complicated life sometimes is, before which you have to be strong like a rope. Or that, despite the twists and turns, how much it twists, we are connected by a thread (rope) invisible to all the people who appear in it.
Give it the meaning you want, but whatever it is, it sure looks good.
Hearts linked in a circle design.
Unknown symbol made with linked shapes
Green bow design.
This guy has a linked shape design on the earlobe
Design of a lion with the body of linked shapes.
Triquette design with linked red circumference
Design of a knot that falls down this person’s forearm.
Animal made with ties and surrounded by flames.
Design of a wolf surrounded by a bracelet made of green ribbons.
Cross made of ties
Bracelet with ties that cover this boy’s arm
Design of multitude of blue ribbons accompanied by a medieval style sword in the center and fire around
Sun whose interior is made of ties
Design of the linked triquette in green tones.
Ties that form the body of a red scorpion.
Design of a blue cross with bows inside and accompanied by a Chinese dragon in orange tones
Loop design in a circle with the word union at the top
A Celtic cross with ties on top of a grave.
Back knot drawings
Chest full of tattoos from various drawings
Knot symbol on black
Tattooed knots on back in green-orange-red
Knots symbol accompanied by date and letters. A knot in the center and with letters above and below. The letters at the bottom form a date.
Tattoo around the arm
Tattooed cross on arm accompanied by symbol
Green and red knot image
Clover leaf knots with green background
Cross of knots with flower ornament
Foot knot tattoo
Incredible back tattoo
Drawing of knots in brown and black
Clover leaf in green
With a clover in the center.
Image dragons knotted on woman’s back
Symbol full of knots and in black
A simple knot, different from the others.
Sun tattooed on shoulder-arm
This reason I remember that I have also included in the article on Celtic tattoos.
Colored knot rope
One very similar to this we have seen before several times. It seems that they are very popular within this type.
Image of a knotted cross statue
Color drawing of an animal on back. It’s actually a bird, maybe a turkey.
You have to pay close attention to see where the ties are.
Knots don’t look very good because the image is too small.
Knot on the back, on the back, on the left side.
Beautiful knot designs both inside and outside. It occupies the entire upper right part of the back.
On the arm, a Celtic cross with knots inside.
In black, no color
This one looks like a skull. Nothing else to highlight.
Square shaped knot, different from the other knots that we have seen here.
On both forearms at the same time. It has several knots on one forearm and only flowers on the other.
She has many tattoos on her man, chest and arm and one of them is a knot. We can see two panthers too but the others are not clearly seen.
On the wrist or forearm we can also find these tattoos.
A very fantastic design where we can see several green dragons. One above and two below.
A simple design that is not yet finished. Only the silhouettes have been tattooed and now we have to apply the color.
Would you be able to tattoo this design on your body? There are thousands of prettier designs than this one.