Reviewed & updated: December 23, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Looking for a tattoo to honour your Norse genes? Check out this list of Valhalla tattoo designs curated specially for you!
There is something truly mystical about Norse mythology and symbols that is sure to grab attention!
Norse mythology-inspired body art is always bold in appearance. The symbols can be interpreted in several ways.
“Valhalla” according to Norse mythology is similar to the concept of heaven in Christianity but not quite! It is more commonly referred to as the sign of the “hall for the fallen warriors” of the Viking clans. So basically it is a special place of honour in the afterlife of Nordic warriors where they are rewarded for their courage and bravery.
An interesting fact for people who love tattoos is that it is said that the Vikings themselves would be covered in body art from head to toe and considered these new tattoos to be sacred since they depicted symbols from Norse mythology.
In recent times, the concept of Valhalla has been popularised once again by the action packed video game full of adventures like the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla craze has resulted in fans visiting the tattoo shop to get a design of their choice! Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is basically a video game wherein the characters use the resources at their disposal to look for a first civilization temple in the Nordic lands in order to balance the earth’s magnetic field and restore it to its usual strength. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a game where every character is fighting to save the earth from an imminent apocalypse. The character in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, who sacrifices their life in the process is granted entry into Valhalla and can explore its treasures! Getting an Assassin’s Creed tattoo is a fantastic way to explore new tattoos as well as immortalise your love for your favourite video game series, at the same time!
It is important to note that the Norse symbols mentioned in mythology have deep historical and philosophical meanings. Therefore make sure to choose the Valhalla themed tattoo you want carefully before you decide to visit the tattoo shop to get inked!
What we can assure you is that the design is sure to grab eyeballs and speak volumes about your Norse lineage, where ever you go!
Valhalla Valkyrie Tattoos
This is a beautiful and powerful tattoo that is sure to grab attention and lead to captivating conversations. The tattoo can technically be made on any part of the body but will look super smart on the chest area. According to Norse mythology, a valkyrie is one of Odin’s twelve handmaids who carry the slain warriors and fly with them to Valhalla where they can rest in eternal bliss. The Valkyrie in this tattoo is shown to be a powerful warrior princess watching over the gates of Valhalla. The piercing gaze is guarding the treasure and artefacts hidden inside heaven and protecting it to be enjoyed solely by the noble warriors. The tattoo is gender fluid and that is the best part about it! Walk into the tattoo shop and note that you ask for an experienced tattoo artist to create this look for you!
Valhalla Skull Designs
This tattoo is well suited for all body parts but will look particularly stunning on the chest area or even the arms. This black and white tattoo features a norse warrior skull in Valhalla. The skull is crowned by the head of a dead bull and adds some extra masculinity to the over-all look of the design! This tattoo is a sign of glory even in death.
Gates of Valhalla Designs
This bold design can be made on any body part including the leg, arms and chest but is particularly well suited for the arms and legs as shown in the image. The design features the text “Valhalla” along with other norse symbols decorating the sides of the gates to Valhalla. The design also features a Norse warrior finding his way to Valhalla where a treasure awaits him in the afterlife. The shading on this design is intense and will require an artist who is skilled at the art from a reputable shop.
Valhalla Back Tattoos
This is one of those new tattoos you must get if you are looking get your back inked. It is always a good idea to have a complete scene tattooed on your back. This is one of those designs that is no less than a movie poster. The Valkyries keeping guard at the gates of Valhalla on both sides look dramatic and beautiful at the same time. There are more tattoos of the warriors walking into the hall of the fallen to which they now have access. The warriors already within the hall can be seen waiting to accept the new recruits! This a perfect choice for those who are a fan of the famous viking video games.
Colourful Guard Of Valhalla Tattoos
This is one of those tattoos that is perfect for strong women looking for more tattoos to get inked. It is also more uncommon than other Valhalla-themed tattoos since it has a vibrant colour palette. A Valkyrie is a female guard of Valhalla who escorts fallen heroes to the great hall of fame. This is a perfect choice for women who are fans of the famous vikings video games.
Odin X Valhalla Tattoos
Odin is the king of Gods according to Norse mythology who decides who he may accept as a fallen hero and be granted access to Valhalla. This beautiful artistic bodyart is one of those tattoos that is a perfect blend of boldness and power. The artistic work on Odin’s face is truly remarkable and something to admire. The gates of Valhalla open up right above Odin’s face symbolising his power and command over the Norse people. This beauty can only be successfully recreated by an experienced tattoo artist from a reputable shop.
Valhalla Sleeve Tattoos
This is a great tattoo inspiration for those looking for Valhalla themed sleeve tattoos. The shading, especially on the long locks of Odin’s hair who is the king of Valhalla , is the work of a true genius. There is something about Odin’s eyes in this piece that gives it an other worldly appearance.
Valhalla X Viking Ship Tattoos
This is one of those beautiful tattoos to add on to your collection of body art inspired by norse mythology to honour your genes and warrior like spirit. The tattoo depicts Odin, the King of Valhalla in a state of shocking rage as a viking ship navigates itself through the rough seas during the course of a storm, seated atop Odin’s head. Make sure to visit a reputable shop to get this one inked!
Celestial Valhalla Tattoo Designs
This is another one of those Valhalla tattoos that you must add to your collection if you are a fan of Odin. He is shown here in his true celestial form with a halo of sacred norse symbols around his head. The angelic feathers attached to both sides of his face gives this work of art a truly celestial look. The soft curls on Odin’s hair and long flowing beard add a delicate touch to this otherwise masculine work of body art. You may find other celestial themed ones during the course of looking for other Valhalla body art at the shop.
Throne Of Valhalla Tattoos
This is one of the ultimate Valhalla tattoos that you must add to your collection if you are keen on it! The masked look on Odin as he presides over the great hall of fame at Valhalla is full of suspense as well as glory and power. The dark theme of this tattoo give it a bold look that is not for the faint hearted. During the course of recreating this tattoo keep in mind that patience is of utmost important for both yourself and the artist working on it! Make sure to visit a famous shop to ask for this to be inked in yourself.
If you are still looking for more tattoos that satisfy your desire to know more about norse mythology, check out the list of ideas below!
- Valhalla haircut tattoo
- Valhalla hunters tattoos
- Valhalla games tattoos
- Viking game tattoos
- God of War Norse Tattoo
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What is the meaning of the Valhalla tattoo?
The Valhalla tattoo is a symbol of strength, courage, and loyalty. It originated from Norse mythology. In Norse mythology, Valhalla was the great hall of Odin, the all-father god who welcomed fallen warriors to join him in immortality and everlasting glory. For many Viking warriors, getting a Valhalla tattoo was a way of showing their commitment to fighting for their beliefs and to honoring Odin. The tattoo often includes a valknut, which is a symbol of the three qualities needed for a successful life – wisdom, courage, and loyalty. Additionally, it can feature a pair of ravens or wolves, symbols of Odin’s creatures Huginn and Muninn who flew around the world gathering information for him.
How did the Valhalla tattoo become popular?
The Valhalla tattoo became popular in the early 2000s when Viking revivalism began to take hold in many cultures. It was seen as a way for people to show their admiration for Norse mythology and its warriors, while also expressing pride in Scandinavian heritage. Many people have adopted the symbol to represent strength and courage, with some even getting it as a reminder to never give up when faced with life’s struggles. The popularity of the Valhalla tattoo has only grown in recent years, with many people getting it as a symbol of bravery and loyalty. It is now a popular choice for tattoos among those looking to show their commitment to their beliefs.
How do I choose a Valhalla tattoo design?
When choosing a Valhalla tattoo design, the most important thing to consider is the meaning behind it. Think about what qualities you want your tattoo to represent and look for designs that embody those ideas. You should also keep in mind where you plan to get the tattoo – some places may have strict rules about size and placement. Once you’ve decided on a design, take the time to research artist portfolios and find someone who specializes in Nordic art. Most importantly, make sure you feel comfortable with them before committing to a design. With a little patience and research, you can find the perfect Valhalla tattoo for yourself!