Viking tattoos are a popular tattoo design that feature imagery associated with the Vikings, a seafaring people from the late eighth to early 11th century. They are known for their fierce warrior culture, seafaring skills and pagan beliefs.
Viking tattoos can be designed in a variety of styles, such as traditional, tribal, or realistic. They can be inked in any size, from small and discreet to large and bold. They can be done in many colors, but traditionally they are done in black and gray. They can be placed anywhere on the body, but are commonly found on the arm, back, chest and thigh.
Viking tattoos often feature traditional Viking symbols such as the Valknut, the Helm of Awe, the Viking ship, the Mjolnir (Hammer of Thor) and the Valknut (the symbol of Odin) and sometimes depict fierce warriors, animals and gods from Norse mythology. They are often associated with strength, courage, and a connection to Norse heritage and culture.