Truly Bad*ss Viking Tattoos (I'm definitely getting one)

Posted by Mahnoor Nadir in Cool On 3rd July 2021
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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.

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A full sleeve with symbols of Nordic myth that is so smoothly composed that every element just transitions into another.

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Odin and a Valkyrie, most probably Brunhild

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The Raven-God Odin aka 'Gylfaginning'

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A Viking skull with runes. Loving the angular lines.

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Skidbladnir owned by the Nordic god Freyr

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This is called the Vegvisir or the Nordic compass, that is the symbol for protection and guidance.

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The Vegvisir yet again with celtic imagery

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Odin's two ravens with the Vegvisir in the background.

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A darker take on Odin with a bark like texture

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Odin or Thor or just a viking. Either way, we love the composition.

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Yet another Viking ship on the seas, ready for adventure.

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A beautiful white ink tattoo with the Vegvisir

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Odin the all-father with a wolf head.

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This time with a raven. We LOVE the subtle white ink in the eyes that makes them so intense.

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A Viking ship, perhaps the Naglfar which is said to be made of the fingernails of the dead.

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Yet another Odin with the Nordic compass. We love the pointillism behind the Vegvisir.

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The wolf Fenrir devouring Odin, as fate foretold. We love how true to the original mythic aesthetic this one is.

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Ragnarok or the end of the world where all will be thrown into chaos.

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The Nordic compass but carved into his skin. What a cool effect.

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Odin and his ravens yet again. We love the composition of the wings across his forehead

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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

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Matching raven tattoos with Celtic totems. Similar enough to be matching yet different enough to still be unique. Amazingly executed.

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The Viking axe. the most common, yet deadly weapon used by them

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Odin the all-father with beautiful symbols around him.

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We're loving all these Odin tattoos and the amount of story that's gone in them

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A rune placement with skulls to the side. Pointillism is hard and this one is done perfectly.

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So Godd*mn Amazing. Odin his ravens with a beautiful white moon that just makes the whole thing pop.

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The ship to 'Walhalla' or Valhalla as the runes say, where Odin's best warriors live on after death.

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Odin with ouroboros, the snake that will devour the world and lead to the end. Beautifully depicted here.

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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.

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Berserkers were men who could shape-shift into bears. We love how much symbolism is in this one.

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Loving the subtle smoke rising from the raven.

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Finally, Thor's hammer Mjolnir. This guy must be worthy.

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Yet again Fenrir devouring Odin. A brilliant composition

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A raven skull and the nordic compass. A simple and clean depiction.

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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.

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We love the intensity in this one. You can really see the emotion coming through.

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A full leg tattoo committed to Odin, Totally worth it.

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