Celtic knot tattoo. Like the Celtic knot of love, or the quaternary knot, the Dara knot is a highly prized symbol in Celtic culture. Dara comes from the Irish word “doire” which translates oak; Therefore this knot would translate “oak knot” and represents the roots of this tree.
Celtic knot tattoo symbol
The oak was a sacred tree in some cultures like Slavic, Roman or Baltic that consecrated it to Gods like Perun, Jupiter or Perkunas; But it is in the Celtic culture where it takes on a special importance since it is one of its sacred trees along with others such as hazel, holly, yew, ash, pine, oak or apple.
A tree is a symbol of life as it contains the four elements: the water that flows through its body, the earth in which it is rooted, the air to which it rises and the fire that springs from it. It is sacred because it communicates the sky with the underworld as it sinks its roots in the world of the dead, its trunk rises in the earthly world and its branches touch the sky.
A tattoo of an oak
The oak is much appreciated for its size, beauty and acorns, food and phallic symbol, so its essence is masculine (although there are also female characters related to it)
His powerful appearance has made him a symbol of wisdom, strength and power; Especially its roots, as they penetrate hard into the earth, clinging to it as the storm whips its body.
In the cathedral of Kildare there appear numerous Celtic knot tattoo, Dara among them. In the cathedral of Kildare numerous Celtic knots appear, Dara among them.
For this reason, the Dara knot appears in many ancient monuments such as the Church Cill-Dara of Kildare and in pendants, ornaments (although not very common as a tattoo, something I do not understand) as a symbol of the roots of this tree. To carry it serves as a reminder of the strength and essence of the person; The inner strength of each, the power to resist the onslaughts of life and face the challenges, deeply rooted in the earth.