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Runic Tattoos

According to a dictionary of religious terms, Rune is a word derived from the early Anglo-Saxon word “runa”, meaning “secret” or “mystery.” A rune was also a letter in the Norse pictorial alphabet. Runes have both a sound (like a letter of our alphabet) and a concept attached to them. The mere writing or inscribing of these images is said to produce forceful results.

Though runes have been used as the subject of tattoos since the Vikings, or from about 700 AD, they are also advised against in many cases because of the strength of the images.

Read the original article at: Inked Blog

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