It is no secret that the use of runes as talismans can radically change human fate. The Vikings, for example, decorated weapons, ships, dwellings and bodies with runes.
Slavic peoples also accompanied runic symbols from birth to trizna. Some chronicles describe the" painted " Slavs. Images of gods, important events and laconic runic inscriptions were applied to the body. Therefore, when choosing a tattoo, runes take into account the external attractiveness of the symbol and its meaning.
Esotericists conditionally divide rune symbols into two groups. The first is the defenders ' runes. The second group of runes activates hidden abilities and encourages action. But it is impossible to determine any universal meaning of the tattoo rune. Each symbol is self-valuable and carries certain information.
The choice of a rune depends on the preferences of the carrier and the interpretation of the symbol. Although, there is a version that the rune itself chooses the owner. Therefore, when choosing, they rely solely on intuition.
Scandinavian runes have a clear pattern, they fall beautifully on the skin. Among the popular ones:
These symbols are worn as a tattoo amulet. But it is worth remembering that some runic symbols were used by Nazi Germany, which is why they acquired a negative connotation in society.
Slavic runes are more often stuffed as a talisman-patron. Among the most significant and popular:
Scandinavian runes are used as independent tattoos, and in more complex compositions. Rune symbols are decorated with folk patterns, several runes are woven into one image or supplemented with iconic elements for the northerners. For example, the serpent Ermungand means ruin, and the power of darkness. A crows Odin, depicted on the tattoo, is a symbol of wisdom.
Slavic runes are often inscribed in paintings depicting the main gods of the Rus. Also, plant ornaments and natural phenomena are characteristic of Slavic themes. One of the most popular subjects is a tattoo in the form of a tree, the trunk of which is decorated with runic symbols.
In any runic compositions, cold tones that are close to the Scandinavian style prevail. Shades of blue, green and gray tones. Sometimes they are diluted with muted red, less often pink or orange. Tattoos with the image of a single symbol are more often performed in monochrome.
Tattoo runes are universal. Small drawings or simple inscriptions are better placed on the wrist, forearm and occipital area. I place larger-scale paintings using runes on my chest and back.
Runes are powerful energy symbols that can tear apart space and time, provide a connection with the ancient gods. Therefore, it is considered unworthy to place them below the waist.