Viking Rune Tattoo
Runes were the main communicative system in the Viking age. This type of alphabet was the connection between the Vikings and the Norse pantheon as it was believed to foster the communication between the visible and the invisible power. Because of the holy power, runes were highly respected and until now it has become favorite among the manliest ink fans.
We are now using our national alphabet and runes the magical alphabet have been the part of a long-gone culture. We no longer use runes to communicate daily and professionally. But the influence and power of runes are undoubted. Runes are still the emblem of the holy power.
In Norse mythology, runes were first discovered by Odin the Allfather. The desire of knowing everything in the cosmos running in the blood motivated Odin to make a sacrifice to gain the ability to read runes. He hung himself up in Yggdrasil's branch with his Gungnir spear stabbed in the chest and nine days without food and drink. After Odin's sacrifice, runes were known to the world. Runes carried the fate of all beings in the cosmos within themselves. Every runic letter contained a specific power and magic that no one could ever imagine (See Rune Meanings)
The Vikings carved runes onto the stones so that we can observe and admire such magical letters nowadays. BaviPower believes runic letters are a great source of inspiration for those who want to have a Viking Tattoo
Viking Rune Tattoo with Helm of Awe
Viking Rune with Vegvisir Tattoo
Nice tattoos. These runes are however not viking runes. This is the runic alphabet ‘elder futhark’, which was in use until approx. year 700. And there where no viking around at that time. The first mention of vikings where in the year 793. And at that time they used the runic alphabet *younger futhark’.