Which Tattoo Reflects Your Inner Celtic Goddess?
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz
Tattoos are arguably more popular than ever in the modern world, with many people turning to them as a form of self-expression. When they do, some people like to reference more traditional designs and methods. This often leads them down the road to various tribal tattoos. Often those are traditional Polynesian tattoos, but it's worth noting that the Celts had a long history of body art as well. In fact, according to some accounts, it would not be unusual for a warrior to run into a Celt on the battlefield who was covered in tattoos from head to toe. Tattooing has been around for many thousands of years, after all. Lots of different cultures had quite a bit of time to perfect the technique.
If you're feeling that connection with your Celtic heritage or even just feeling that you have a little of that Celtic goddess energy in you, be it Brighid of the Hearth or Cailleach, the Mother of Winter, or some nameless energy all your own, maybe a tattoo is the thing you need to fully express that power and energy to the world. The only question is which tattoo does that for you? It's time we found out!
If you don't have tattoos already, you may not know what you're in for. Do you have much ink right now?
Would you ever get a portrait tattoo done on your rib cage?
Not my first choice for something like that
I'd rather have it where more people could see it.
Who's the most interesting Celtic goddess?
The Morrighan, Goddess of War
Cerridwen, Keeper of the Cauldron
Brighid, Goddess of the Hearth
There are about 1,001 tattoo styles out there. What do you think is your favorite kind?
Would you ever try getting a watercolor tattoo?
I don't even know what that looks like.
If we said "trash polka" to you, would you know what we meant?
I've seen it before, once or twice.
Be honest with yourself here. What's your pain tolerance like?
You know, I don't know, but I'm willing to find out.
Are you the kind of person who would get a quote tattooed on their body somewhere?
What kind of lettering would you use to get some words tattooed on your body?
Anything but Olde English
I don't think I'd want words on me.
Do you like black and gray or are you a full-color person?
Black and gray looks best
Maybe it depends on the tattoo
Are your roots Celtic?
Yep, my family is all from that part of the world.
You're getting your knuckles tattooed! What will they say?
So what are your thoughts on face tattoos?
That's hardcore right there.
Hey, anything's possible.
Not for me, but good for you if you like them
How many hours could you handle sitting in a row to get the perfect tattoo?
We could do it in a couple of sessions.
Would you ever consider getting the name of the person you're in love with tattooed on you somewhere?
Maybe my kids, but that's it.
If it was someone I was sure I'd be with forever
Do you prefer serious tattoos or are you down with some meant to be funny?
I'm more into serious stuff.
As long as the art is good, it doesn't matter
How much do you tip a tattoo artist?
Depends on the quality of the work but at least 20%
Obviously, this can vary greatly from artist to artist, but what's the most you think someone should pay for a full back tattoo?
Are tattoos the only bod mods you're into? What else would you consider?
Normal piercings like ear or nose or lip
Maybe some more extreme body piercings
Getting a tattoo is a pretty big deal, since you're permanently altering your body. How do you decide on an artist?
I already know some good ones.
My friends recommended someone.
Do you want to show off your tattoos to the world or do you prefer ones that you can easily cover up?
I don't want it super obvious but I'm not trying to hide it.
I like people seeing them.
I want mine discrete and easy to hide.
I want to be able to show it off in certain circumstances.
The worst thing in the world is a tattoo that doesn't look like what it's supposed to look like. How would you react to an artist messing up your ink?
If it's totally not what I asked for I'll lose my mind, to start.
I guess I'm getting laser tattoo removal.
People always criticize tattoos by asking, "What will that look like when you're 80?" So what will your tattoo look like when you're 80?
The exact same tattoo, I imagine
If I don't like it, I'll fix it.
Like an old tattoo, and I'm OK with that
What do you think is the best reason for someone to get a tattoo?
You don't need a reason deeper than wanting a tattoo.
To symbolize something important to you
Some artists can make tattoos look almost lifelike. What realistic design would you go for?
I'm not sure I'd want a realistic tattoo.
A lot of celebrities have tattoos, but whose do you like the most?
No one likes every kind of tattoo out there. What trend in tattoos do you really hate?
If a good artist does it, any tattoo can look good.
Are you the kind of person who does a ton of research before getting a tattoo or will you get one just because you're walking past the tattoo shop?
I like to do a little prep work.
I could get one on a whim.
Who's designing your tattoo for you anyway?
A friend of mine drew something for me.
I saw something I want to be done exactly the same.
People on tattoo shows always have a story about what their tattoo means. Do you have a story for every tattoo?
Nah, some just look cool.
Maybe not a story but a purpose
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