Runic Tattoo Designs

Runes are early, straight lined, forms of lettering used primarily by northern European tribes. It is said that Odin hung himself from Yggdrasil, pierced with his own spear for 9 nights to be granted the knowledge of the runes. It is said that his blood fell into a pool of water and he saw them there. Elder Futhark is the most commonly observed set of runes, but there are others as well. The individual rune meanings have been changing over time as more research and understanding of the northern European countries occurs.

Please view our current collection of drawings below.