Truly Bad*ss Viking Tattoos (I'm definitely getting one)
On 3rd July 2021
Not only did we collect a bunch of Viking tattoos, but we also bring you Viking facts because we're nerds that love Vikings. Hop on this train with us.
A full sleeve with symbols of Nordic myth that is so smoothly composed that every element just transitions into another.
Odin and a Valkyrie, most probably Brunhild
Fenrir ready to devour Odin
The Raven-God Odin aka 'Gylfaginning'
A Viking skull with runes. Loving the angular lines.
Skidbladnir owned by the Nordic god Freyr
This is called the Vegvisir or the Nordic compass, that is the symbol for protection and guidance.
The Vegvisir yet again with celtic imagery
Odin's two ravens with the Vegvisir in the background.
A darker take on Odin with a bark like texture
Odin or Thor or just a viking. Either way, we love the composition.
Yet another Viking ship on the seas, ready for adventure.
A beautiful white ink tattoo with the Vegvisir
Odin the all-father with a wolf head.
This time with a raven. We LOVE the subtle white ink in the eyes that makes them so intense.
A Viking ship, perhaps the Naglfar which is said to be made of the fingernails of the dead.
Yet another Odin with the Nordic compass. We love the pointillism behind the Vegvisir.
The wolf Fenrir devouring Odin, as fate foretold. We love how true to the original mythic aesthetic this one is.
Ragnarok or the end of the world where all will be thrown into chaos.
The Nordic compass but carved into his skin. What a cool effect.
A valkyrie ready for battle/
Odin and his ravens yet again. We love the composition of the wings across his forehead
This one is a masterpiece. It dares to use negative space to show us the art with beautiful blank ink to create shades and tones
Matching raven tattoos with Celtic totems. Similar enough to be matching yet different enough to still be unique. Amazingly executed.
The Viking axe. the most common, yet deadly weapon used by them
Odin the all-father with beautiful symbols around him.
We're loving all these Odin tattoos and the amount of story that's gone in them
A rune placement with skulls to the side. Pointillism is hard and this one is done perfectly.
So Godd*mn Amazing. Odin his ravens with a beautiful white moon that just makes the whole thing pop.
The ship to 'Walhalla' or Valhalla as the runes say, where Odin's best warriors live on after death.
Odin with ouroboros, the snake that will devour the world and lead to the end. Beautifully depicted here.
Veðrfölnir the hawk with Odin and the compass. We won't bore you with the history, but we highly suggest you look it up. This tattoo does it justice.
Berserkers were men who could shape-shift into bears. We love how much symbolism is in this one.
Loving the subtle smoke rising from the raven.
Finally, Thor's hammer Mjolnir. This guy must be worthy.
Yet again Fenrir devouring Odin. A brilliant composition
A raven skull and the nordic compass. A simple and clean depiction.
A symmetrical depiction of Odin, after he lost his eye and the roots of the tree Yggdrasil coming out his beard, we love everything about this one.
We love the intensity in this one. You can really see the emotion coming through.
A full leg tattoo committed to Odin, Totally worth it.