Never Get Lost with Vegvisir Tattoos

This Icelandic symbol, aka Viking compass, makes for gorgeous tattoos!

jentheripper4 months ago in Tattoo Ideas

Vegvisir tattoos are inspired by an ancient magical symbol helping travelers to find their way.

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Pretty vegvisir tattoo by Agnieszka Rypinska #vegvisir #AgnieszkaRypinska #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #redink #mandala
Pretty vegvisir tattoo by Agnieszka Rypinska #vegvisir #AgnieszkaRypinska #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #redink #mandala

Vegvisir tattoos are also called "Viking compass", even if they are definitely not linked with this culture. They first appear in a 16th-century manuscript, called Galdabrok ("the book of magic"). Wearing vegvisir symbols is supposed to protect travelers during rough climatic conditions. In tattooing, this trendy circular symbol is a good alternative for mandalas. With their mysterious Norse look, vegvisir tattoos are edgy and perfect to complement a bigger piece. 

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Graphic vegvisir tattoo by David Boggins #vegvisir #DavidBoggins #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #watercolor #graphic
Graphic vegvisir tattoo by David Boggins #vegvisir #DavidBoggins #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #watercolor #graphic
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Realistic eye tattoo made at High Society Tattoo Studio #vegvisir #HighSociety #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #realistic #blackandgrey #eye
Realistic eye tattoo made at High Society Tattoo Studio #vegvisir #HighSociety #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #realistic #blackandgrey #eye
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Hand-poked vegvisir tattoo by Mr Tot #vegvisir #MrTot #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #handpoked #dotwork
Hand-poked vegvisir tattoo by Mr Tot #vegvisir #MrTot #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #handpoked #dotwork
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White ink vegvisir tattoo by Placide Avantia #vegvisir #PlacideAvantia #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #whiteink #dotwork
White ink vegvisir tattoo by Placide Avantia #vegvisir #PlacideAvantia #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #whiteink #dotwork
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Bold negative space vegvisir tattoo by Woody Hills #vegvisir #WoodyHills #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #negativespace #blackwork #blckwrk
Bold negative space vegvisir tattoo by Woody Hills #vegvisir #WoodyHills #vikingcompass #viking #symbol #negativespace #blackwork #blckwrk