Viking Tattoo Designs
Viking tattoos represent the culture of a Northwestern European people which were heavily involved in trade and travel. Though some were involved in pillaging, piracy, and raiding, they were by no means alone in these endeavors during this era. They were also a people of lore, mysticism, and poetry. Wonderful stories were handed down through the generations involving different realms and creatures that both help, or hindered their existence, depending on the circumstances.
The Viking era occurred between the eighth and eleventh century AD, so approximately a few hundred years in a region that is far older (around 7500 BC) and has made many wonderful contributions since.