Pictish Tattoos – LuckyFish Art

The Pictish people of Scotland were known for their tattoos, visible as they fought on the battlefield and prevented the Roman legions from conquering their lands. We have no mummies, so we cannot know for certain what their tattoos looked like. But it stands to reason that their tattoos would have resembled the ……

Tattoo History - Gauls, Celts, Goths, Teutons, Picts ...

The Romans referred to them in Latin as "Pictii", which translates as "The Painted Ones". This was in reference to the elaborate tribal tattoos with which the Picts decorated their entire bodies. In the third century AD, Herod of Antioch, wrote: "the Britons incise on their bodies colored pictures of animals, of which they are very proud."…

Pictish Symbols and their Meaning

These images may have originated as tattoos or amulets. After the fifth century, most Picts converted to Christianity, and most of their carvings reflect this change; many of the so-called “Celtic crosses” dotting England and Scotland are in fact Pictish stones. Below, you ……