Triskelion tattoo is three spirals connected to each other, which can be drawn in different ways, but keep the main idea of that composition. The word Triskelion means “three-legged” in Greek. Interestingly, this word is taken from Greek, but the image is of Celtic origin.
The Triskelion has a central role in Celtic belief. We suggest getting acquainted with the definition of this tattoo both in Celtic culture and in modern body art.
The Definition of Triskelion Tattoo
And so, in the ancient Celtic culture, the connotation of this tattoo was connected with life and death. The three spirals that make up the drawing were the signs of the most important concepts: mind, body and spirit.
Nowadays, the definition of this ink is related to the idea of eternal life or rebirth. It is associated with the eternal movement that includes the phases of life.
Triskelion Tattoo in Different Styles
There are dozens of ideas for depicting this sketch, one more interesting and tempting than the other. You can choose a minimalist design that mostly stands alone without combining with other images. Ideal placement for these designs is your wrist, ankle or forearm. The tattoo depicted in this style can be a simple image, which, however, will carry the same meanings that we talked about above.
In the collection shown below, you can see a watercolour triskelion drawing that represents the human mind, body and soul. Mind means that which exists on the planet Earth, but is not visible to us. The body represents the life that exists, everything that we can touch. Spirit is what everyone believes in, but again cannot see.
There are also stone and black-work versions of the triskelion tattoo.