31 Viking Tattoos to Inspire the Norse in You Inked ...

Oct 10, 2018 · The word "viking" comes from Old Norse, meaning "a pirate raid." Did the Vikings Have Tattoos? While there isn't 100 percent proof that viking wore tattoos, it is believed that some may have had them. According to 10th century Arabic traveler Ahmad ibn Fadlan: Each man has an axe, a sword, and a knife and keeps each by him at all times.…

Viking Tattoos Historical or Not? - History

Popular Viking tattoos include the compass tattoo, called the Vegvisir. This symbol is not from the Viking Age, however; it dates to the 17th century, from an Icelandic book on magic. Another popular Viking design for a tattoo is the Helm of Awe or aegishjalmur. This symbol allows the wearer to strike his enemies with fear and confusion.…