The dragon cross tattoo has long-held a place in Celtic history ever since the Vikings introduced the Mythological creature to the Celts. Celtic dragons often take the form of sea serpents with wings, but no legs. The Celtic Dragon cross tats depicts a dragon with its tail in its mouth, a symbol for the protected, sacred circle of life. An emblem of power, the name was given by the Druid Merlin, to the boy King Arthur’s, Uther Pendragon, and is the symbol carried on the shields and banners of the house of Uther Pendragon, and the Welsh National Flag.
The dragon cross tats carries two powerful symbols of the Celtic belief system; the dragon-one of power, wisdom, vision, and prophecy, the guardians of all human knowledge; the Celtic cross symbolizes the four elements of nature on the points of the cross, earth, wind, fire, and water, with the center circle, a never-ending circle of life. The dragon crosses tattoos is a powerful emblem of protection, and guidance from within.
When someone wears a dragon skin image it is supposed to draw them closer to the earths magnetic fields, and their healing powers, drawing upon the pureness of underground springs. The Druids believed the body of the dragon made up the properties of the earth, and where the power was concentrated, was sacred ground, and they built stone temples in the sacred forms of circles to worship; Stonehenge is such a place of power.
This tattoo is highly revered by the people of the British Isles. Wearing one brings you closer to the combined forces of earthly and heavenly forces. The dragon tattoo is an extremely strong protective symbol, and its protective forces guard against all forms of evil, according to the Celtic traditions. As the most powerful symbol of the Celtic culture, it holds place even above the sacred Rowan Tree.
These designs was traditionally created using the smaller Celtic cross which bears two cross beams of equal length. Today it has been incorporated using the styles of traditional crosses such as the Maltese cross. The Maltese cross used as the background for the dragon cross tattoo is a thicker, heavier version of the Holy cross used in religious symbolism. It can be a wonderful way to carry the inked image of a dragon cross tats. The addition of Celtic Knots and other symbols held sacred by the Celts can be a creation of beauty, and intricate details.
This tattoo is a favorite among many who favor tribal tattoos because of its long heritage, and symbolism. Choosing a dragon cross tattoo can be the ultimate inked art experience.