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Army-Navy Tattoo
(757) 898-6081
7812 George Wash Mem Hwy
Yorktown, VA
 
Army Navy Tattoo
(757) 898-6081
7812 George Wash Mem Hwy
Yorktown, VA
 
Toucan Tattoo
(804) 642-3893
1787 George Wash Mem Hwy
Gloucester Point, VA
 
138 Tattoo
(804) 642-6500
P O Box 793
Gloucester Point, VA
 
Abstract Art Tattoo
(804) 642-0028
Plaza 17 Shopping Center
Gloucester, VA
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 1-10pm Sunday: 1-8pm

Ancient Art Tattoo Studio Ltd
(757) 497-8300
4978 Cleveland St
Yorktown, VA
 
Ancient Art Tattoo Studio Ltd
(757) 497-8300
4978 Cleveland St
Yorktown, VA
 
138 Tattoo
(804) 642-6500
P O Box 793
Gloucester Point, VA
 
Toucan Tattoo
(804) 642-3893
1787 George Wash Mem Hwy
Gloucester Point, VA
 
Abstract Art Tattooing
(804) 642-0028
4133 George Wash Mem Hwy
Hayes, VA
 

Harp tattoos

Harp tattoos Harp Tattoos - The Harp has long been a symbol associated with Ireland and all things Irish and is a popular tattoo design, but many people are unfamiliar with the origins of the symbol. The 'Emerald Isle' flies a flag of green, representing the ancient Gaelic tradition. Against this background sits the gold Harp, a symbol with origins going back to Ireland's mythic past. This came to be known as the 'Green Flag'.

Dagda, the supreme god of Irish mythology, carried a Harp along with a cauldron and a club. The Harp, richly ornamented and made of oak, represented music and poetry. When Dagda played it, the seasons were sure to proceed in their correct order. Legend tells us that Dagda's harpist was once abducted by the enemy, and his harp silenced, left to collect dust, hanging on a wall. At the sound of Dagda's calling, the harp leapt back into his hands, and on the way it took out nine of the enemy, killing them on the spot. Clearly, the Irish Harp has many uses.

Harp tattoos It was the Irish nationalist, Owen Roe O'Neill, who is said to have brought harp and green together on a flag in 1642, although it did not capture the popular imagination until after a few more rebellions against the English. The Harp itself became known as the 'Maid of Erin' after it acquired a pair of wings at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It was incorporated into the British Royal Standard, appearing in the lower left quadrant. Today, the Harp without the wings is the Standard of the President of Ireland.

At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Harp on the green background was flown by the fighters for a united Ireland. The emblem became synonymous with their cause, and later in the century was extensively used by Daniel O'Connell, the leader of the rebel campaigns. The emblem was also displayed during peaceful demonstrations for the repeal of the union with England. Its great popularity was seen by the English as seditious.

Insect tattoo symbols and designs Another Irish national flag - the green, white, and orange 'Tricolor' -- was flown by republican movements during the 19th century. Historians argue that the Green Flag remained the unofficial flag of the confederate Irish up until 1918. Both the Tricolour and the Green Flag were used by insurgents during the uprisings of 1916. When the republican separatists (Sinn Fein) won the general election in 1918, the Green Flag was designated a secondary role while the Tricolour became the national flag of Ireland.

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