What Can Your Tattoos Tell You About Yourself?

The majority of us either have or know someone who has a tattoo. Tattoos, whether ours or someone else’s, can reveal a lot about the person who wears them – and not just if they say “Slayer Rules!” There may also be some subtle signals hiding there.

Someone having a Celtic band tattoo, for example, is not uncommon.

These are usually quite detailed patterns of lines and curls in the style of the Celts’ beautiful crosses and engravings, which predominated in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, as well as most of the rest of Europe.

People of Celtic ancestry — mainly Irish, but not always – receive tattoos in this style to represent their Celtic blood.

In tattoos, the concept of ancestry is very important. You can honour your forefathers and mothers with a simple design that can be as huge or as tiny as you choose.

Characters from another alphabet are among the most popular designs, with Japanese being particularly popular even among those with no Japanese ancestry who enjoy the mysticism connected with China or the aesthetics of the characters.

It’s also fairly uncommon to find people have tattoos of dates on their bodies, frequently with no explanation as to why.

This will be an important day in their lives — it might be the birth of their child, the death of a loved one, or just about anything else. However, unless you know someone quite well, it is best not to enquire about it.