When searching for a Celtic knot design you need to think about the significance of that design. Whether you are a traditionalist trying to capture a bit of your ancestry or you are just a consumer who loves the design, the meaning can convey more importance than most people realize. For example if your Celtic knot tattoo has a horse in it, there are many meanings for which that horse might represent. The horse is a symbol of power. Either physical or mental, the horse symbol can give the Celtic knot tattoo wearer a talisman to create enter power or let the world know that they are a creature of power. The horse also renders the idea of magic and prophecy in the Celtic world. Unicorns are apart of the horse family and when a unicorn was seen good or evil things were to follow. The unicorn has passed this power to the horse and the Celtic knot tattoo owner will also carry this legend with them. The horse is also the transporter to the otherworld. This meaning is a little dark for most, but if you Celtic knot tattoo is done properly, the more positive aspects of the symbol of the horse will come out.
When a pentacle is interlaced within Celtic knot tattoo, the idea of paganism comes to mind. The pentacle represents the earth, air, water, fire, and spirit. The pentacle in the Celtic knot tattoo can be traced through the ‘Book of Kell’ as the foundation of most pagan religions practiced today. Though this symbol is misrepresented as the sign of the devil and satanic worship it still holds the importance of the five elements of nature that are abundant in Celtic culture.