Want to get a viking triangle tattoo? Nothing should stop you if you have the budget to devote to it. The most important thing is to know more or less exactly the meaning of this symbol for the Vikings , but also when it is used in tattooing.
If you want to have this information before you decide to get this Viking triangle tattoo , you are on the right page. Everything you are looking for is right in the next few paragraphs.
What is the meaning of the viking triangle tattoo?
Composed of a triad of separate, yet intertwined (or nested if you prefer) triangles, the Valknut seems to be one of the oldest symbols in Norse mythology. The creation of this symbol is attributed to the god Odin, god of wisdom, poetry and war.
It is linked to the symbolism of the number 3 in Norse mythology. For those who do not know it, the number three represents on the one hand the three levels of sacredness which are the soul, the body and the spirit and on the other hand the three temporal dimensions which are the present (Verdandi), the past (Urd) and the future (Skuld).
It should also be noted that the three triangles composing the Viking symbol Valknut are also linked to the number nine . This should be obvious, since each triangle has 3 vertices, the number of points amounts to 9, which is equivalent to the nine worlds of Norse mythology . However, the number 9 nine is only the product of 3 by itself.
The Valknut therefore symbolizes the perpetual interconnection between soul, body and spirit, these three entities existing in the three eternally linked dimensions of past, present and future. Find other viking tattoos here like viking crow tattoos and viking bracelet tattoos .
It is related to travel between worlds. It is therefore intimately linked to the god Odin, to warriors, and to death at the same time as it is considered a symbol of reincarnation, a symbol of protection of deceased souls against evil.
This is also why we find on the graves of Vikings, this symbol which represented a kind of lucky charm . Warriors wore this "knot of slain warriors" as if to pay homage to their loved ones who died in battle and facilitate their departure.
In tattoos, it is most often used to honor a close friend or a deceased relative. It goes without saying that you can give it personal meaning. You can also choose the location of the tattoo. We will talk about it later.
What location for my viking triangle tattoo?
Before wondering the location would be ideal for a Viking triangle tattoo, it will first be necessary to define the size of the tattoo that you covet . Indeed, you can choose a hidden or exposed location.
Hidden locations include neck, ankles, thigh, chest, while more exposed locations are wrist, arm, forearm, hand, calf , etc. Thus, a large Valknut or "knot of the occi" would be better on the back, on the calf or on the chest than on your hand. You choose.