While the Celts did not leave an extensive written history, they left an oral one that moved down through the ages, and the written histories of those they fought bear witness to their tattoos. It is thought that Celtic cross tattooing began around the same time they started their metal and stone work.
For thousands of years people have gazed in awe at the complex network of Celtic Knots which make up the this cross tats, and have replicated them when ever possible. With spirals, and intricate twirls that entwine around the Celtic crosses tats, the Celtic Knot defies explanation. The artwork on a Celtic cross tattoo is based on the Druidic explanation that there is no end to life, so the Celtic knots have no beginning and no end.