Celtic Tattoos in Melbourne
Since 2012, we have been creating art for our clients. Our diverse range of resident and visiting tattoo artists produce premium pieces in the heart of Melbourne – and we are proud of our reputation for not only the best tattoos, but amazing customer service too.
When you visit us at Good Luck Tattoo, you will find not only the very best in tattooists, but a warm welcome, with artists on hand to offer you a free design consultation. We love working with our clients to bring their ideas to life – and the opportunity to create a custom masterpiece makes us very excited too!
Whatever your style and needs, we are confident that you will find what you need, right here in Melbourne at Good Luck Tattoo.
The History of Celtic Tattoos
With so much Irish heritage in Australia, it is no surprise that many of our clients want to honour their ancestry through Celtic-style tattoos. But what is the history of this style?
In Celtic society, the highest honours were held by warriors. Fierce and intimidating, Celtic warriors were the epitome of masculinity, brave and fearless. As part of their intimidation tactics, warriors fought in battles topless – or even naked, with their hair dyed bright colours and sticking up at all angles. Imagine a crazy-looking naked man, covered in battle scars and with wild hair bearing down on you on the battlefield!
As part of the Celtic warrior look was the inclusion of indigo-coloured tattoos. These were created using the Woad, the leaves harvested and dried, boiled and strained to create a blue paste that was tapped into the skin.
Design-wise, symbolic knots in Celtic tattoos offered protection, while stylised animals imbued warriors with their strength and power in battle. Of course, the mysticism of Celtic religion is also important, with trinities, swirls and circles representing the interweaving nature of life and spirituality.
Today, Celtic symbology is often added to designs through complex knotwork and crosses, and can be intricate, delicate and beautiful as well.
How to Choose A Celtic Tattoo
Whenever you are thinking of getting a Celtic tattoo, it is important that you take time to give it serious consideration. You are marking your body permanently – so it needs to be exactly what you want it to be.
You may have an idea for a design – whether it be Celtic, tribal, a portrait or some meaningful words, but taking that design from your mind into reality is something that you will need some help with. Our Melbourne Celtic tattoo team will get you from dream to reality!
Placement of the tattoo is also important. Certain areas of the body need different levels of care – for example, a hand tattoo is more likely to fade quicker due to friction, so will probably need to be retouched in order to look great in a few years’ time, whereas a back piece is more likely to hold colour and detail well. It is important to get advice from your artist regarding your desired location to ensure that not only will the tattoo fit, it will also be easy to look after.
Although some tattooists are happy to work on those under 18 with parental permission, we have a strict over-18s policy. This is because we offer premium tattoos and take our time in the process to create real art that you can be proud of.
Whatever you are looking for in terms of your ideal body art, come to Good Luck Tattoo and let us help you create a masterpiece.
Celtic Tattoo Designs
100% Satisfaction Guarantee On All Celtic Tattoos
We’re so confident in the quality of our work that if there is any element of your healed Celtic tattoo you are unhappy with, we’ll rework it for you free of charge.
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Free Design sketches are available up to a certain size and are dependent on detail level. If it is larger or more detailed than a design deposit will need to be put down. Designs are not to be taken home.