viking skull tattoo

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Coming from Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Denmark and Norway between the 700s and 1100s, the Vikings are a people of warriors whose history has left indelible traces.

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@ dangilsdorf

Often associated with qualities such as strength, power, indestructibility, etc., they lent the symbols specific to their culture to the world of art and therefore to that of tattooing. Thus, today, we find several fans of Norse mythology with Viking skull tattoos in various places on their bodies. What meaning do these tattoos carry?

Meaning of Viking Skull Tattoo

Skulls, skulls smashed, cut, mutilated, etc., are found almost everywhere in Norse myths. In tattoos, the Viking skull is rarely alone.

It is often accompanied by two battle axes or two crossed swords forming a V in the hollow of which the said skull rests.
Depending on the scheme, the skull can be topped with a horned helmet, a dreadful headdress, or be covered with a beard at its base. In a few cases, inscriptions made up of runes and other symbols like the Vegvisir are added to it.

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@tyronetattoo

In their time, as soon as they finished killing their enemies in cold blood, the Vikings used to keep the skulls of the latter, which they sometimes used to drink water, wine or milk. It is the ultimate victory over the enemy to drink from his skull. It's like inflicting a second death on him .

The Viking skull is therefore the absolute symbol of domination, invincibility and indestructibility. It expresses extreme fear , dread and is only suitable for the brave. This strong symbol allowed the Vikings to give an idea to the enemies who had the misfortune to cross their path of their fate. Find other viking tattoos like viking bear tattoos here.

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@andyjctattoo

In some cases, these skulls are those of characters from Norse mythology. One can therefore have the head of an illustrious Viking tattooed to express an attachment to this character or to appropriate his qualities. The image of the head of Ragnar Lothbock, the most influential warrior in Norse myths , is often chosen for this.

In the 13th century Irish Saga, Ragnar inherited his name after battling and defeating two large monstrous serpents using hairy breeches covered in pitch. This is also what it owes its name, because in Old Norse, "Lothbrok" ​​means "hairy breeches".

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@noalox

What location for my viking skull tattoo?

The Viking skull tattoo is very common in the world of Norse mythology fans. It can be performed in various places on the body . The best location will depend on the degree of exposure you are looking for but also on the size you plan to give the tattoo.

If you want a big tattoo, you can have it done on your forearm, upper arm, on your shoulder or even better on your back with the viking tattoos on the back or on your pecs. These locations offer a very large drawing space and great ease of drawing diagrams. For those who want, the Viking skull can also be made on the calf or even on the skull.

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