Celtic Knotwork Tattoo Designs

The term Celt is a generalized term, as we humans love to do, which refers to the peoples of northeastern and central Europe.  The Celts during the late bronze age and into the iron age made artwork using intricately woven animals, humans, or ropes integrated with other topics or by themselves to portray ideas and to decorate items in their world.

The artwork is typically referred to as knots or knot-work due to this weaving of elements. Other cultures used knotting as well but there is typically a smoothness and higher organization to the traditional Celtic artwork of those eras, while many other cultures have either a more sporadic feel, such as in northern Europe, or are more highly decorative with flowers and the like; such as in the Middle East and India of that time.

Please view our current collection of drawings below.