The word “Rune” means “mysterious” or “hidden”. No wonder rune tattoos attract with their intrigue and deep meaning. It is indeed a very attractive theme for body art.
Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets. People used runes were to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet. This lasted from about the 3rd to the 13th century. Runes can be used to represent the concepts after which they are named (ideographs).
Runic tattoos are clearly very strong, powerful symbols. In their basic form runes are a minimalist type of tattoo. Moreover adding embellishments is also perfectly acceptable.
In short, some examples of runes and their meaning:
Some runes carry positive meanings. They can be used in spiritual spells to bring blessings. However, there are some that people consider as curses. With this in mind you can customize your runic tattoo to fit your individual philosophy.
So you can use different ideas to create your own runic tattoo. The best location for rune tattoos are: finger spaces, hands, wrist, shoulder blade, behind the ear, ankle.