Four Leaf Clover Tattoos
Four leaf clover tattoos are designs that are supposed to be good luck. But why is that the case? What is it about four leaf clovers that have made it an enduring symbol of good fortune and good luck. For that answer we have to travel back to Ancient Ireland where the four leaf clover. or shamrock, was used as a charm against evil spirits and ill intentioned leprechauns. Since the shamrock is a genetic mutation that rarely happens, many people began to believe that it was a gift from God to fight the forces of evil.
And even to this day, four leaf clover tattoos are gotten by people who want to keep good luck in their pocket. In fact, some people are so obsessed with good luck that they embellish their four leaf clover tattoo designs with other “lucky” elements such as pots of gold, horseshoes, dice and playing cards.
Other people use the four leaf clover tattoo as a symbol for their heritage. Those born of Irish descent will often get a four leaf clover tattoo that contains one or more elements of Ireland including the flag of Ireland, a crown and even a white dove. No matter what your reason for getting one of these designs however, you can rest assure that it is a timeless classic that will always be received in a positive light.
Clover tattoos may not have garnered worldwide recognition, but they are very popular among those of Irish descent. Clover tattoos often feature shamrocks, which are three leaf clovers that had significant symbolic meaning to the ancient Celts. The Celts believed that these clovers composed a triad that illustrated the essence of the holy trinity; the unity of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost.
Clover tattoos that feature a four leaf clover are a universal symbol of good luck. It is because this clover is considered to be the rarest clover on the planet.
In many clover tattoo designs, the four leaf clover is coupled with a leprechaun or a pot of gold, usually located at the end of a rainbow. It is said that a four leaf clover tattoo that combines these elements together enhance the “luck” of the four leaf clover.
Another interesting use of clover tattoos involve the design of Celtic shamrock tattoos. These tattoos blend Irish heritage with black ink artistry and usually feature Celtic knots as a prominent component of their design. This makes for quite an exciting and visually stimulating clover tattoo that really engages the imagination of the person gazing upon it beauty.