Celtic art conjures visions of knotwork – or what some tattooists call “Celtic Nightmares”. Not me. Can’t get enough, in fact! There are three traditional styles of Celtic design: knot work, maze patterns and spirals. Celtic knotwork is distinguished by its never ending pattern, and also includes Zoomorphic designs (see the birds in the piece to the right). Spirals are typically rendered in three’s, which while attributed to the Holy Trinity is pre-Christian symbolism for This World, the Otherworld and the connection In Between. And then there’s the maze pattern… the path we take as we find our way each day… a metaphor for life’s journey.