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Rune Tattoo Designs

Bindrunes
Bindrunes are made by combining 2, 3 or more runes in a single design. Personal bindrunes combine the initials of your name into a sort of runic monogram, while practical bindrunes combine runes representing the attributes that you wish to reinforce or encourage in your character and your life.

There are 3 pages in the Public Area of the website:
Introduction - the basics
Practical bindrunes - information and examples
Personal bindrunes - information and examples
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The Members Area includes a personal bindrune gallery of over 5000 bindrune images, 3 illustrated pages of practical bindrunes and details of an empowerment rite suitable for tattoos.


 

 

Rune Scripts
These are lines of individual runes (rune-rows) arranged to produce a particular magical effect. The simplest form is a row of three runes (a runic triad), and the ancients often inscribed the entire Futhark on an object for protection.

There is 1 page in the Public Area of the website:
Rune Scripts - the basics.
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The Members Area includes more in-depth information on composition, design, and empowerment of rune scripts together with a comprehensive collection of over 100 examples.

 

 

Transcriptions
This is the practice of transcribing modern-language names, words and messages into runes.

There is 1 page in the Public Area of the website:
Transcription - discussion of the theory and basic rules.
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The Members Area includes a tutorial on transcription practice, some graphic examples, a table of letter and sound equivalents, and  a free download file including .wav sound recordings of the rune names pronounced in Anglo-Saxon.

 

 

Power Words
There are many power words and names from the Norse and Anglo-Saxon languages that have a special meaning and/or special purpose. These can be represented in a rune row or bindrune to produce an attractive tattoo for decoration or practical use.

There is 1 page in the Public Area of the website:
Power Words - the basics and a few examples.

The Members Area includes a full glossary of power words and their purpose, names of the deities of the Northern Tradition and their attributes together with a comprehensive collection of graphic examples. There is also an ever-expanding list of common English words that are always popular for tattoos.

 

 

Traditional Forms
There are a number of traditional designs that are very popular for decoration or for combination with other runic forms. These include the Sheildknot, the Valknut and the Helm of Awe.

There is 1 page in the Public Area of the website:
Traditional Forms - a brief description of three Traditional forms with graphic examples.

The Members Area includes a fuller study of the subject, several more forms, and a comprehensive collection of graphic examples.

 


 

 


Important Note


 

Please visit these sites for more information on runes and runic designs:

runes - oswald the runemaker          runes information          rune fonts         celtic runes