Norse Neck Tattoos – Get in Touch With Your Viking Roots

Norse tattoos provide an effective way to express your Viking heritage. Their intricate designs and symbols draw on mythology and religion for inspiration.

Thor’s Hammer

Thor’s Hammer can crush mountains with just one strike and easily smash even powerful enemies. Thor was given his weapon by two dwarves who competed to craft it for him despite Loki’s efforts to stop them. They succeeded in creating this stunning weapon. A hammer represents heroism, making it ideal for men wishing to demonstrate their self-reliance and honor.

Additionally, it conveys power and willpower. Thor’s Hammer tattoos can range in size from medium-sized to large-sized pieces and often come as part of sleeves or solo designs. They are highly decorative, with different patterns and decorations filling in their form to give an antique storybook vibe.


The Valknut, also known as Odin’s knot, is an intricate symbol composed of three interlocking triangles. It is associated with death and warriors as well as having spiritual significance. These signs can be found on numerous objects, from rings and tapestries to burial urns. Furthermore, it has also been observed in archaeological discoveries like Norway’s Oseberg burial ship and one found in England’s Nene River. Valknut can also be found on rune stones from Gotland – most notably Stora Hammar’s unicursal design, which features Odin and a warrior on horseback riding in front of him.


Jormungandr was an enormous serpent from Norse mythology who was fathered by Loki and mothered by Angrboda. He served as his brother Fenrir’s advisor during Ragnarok and prophesied Odin’s demise. Jormungandr was so immense during his time in the sea that his tail could encircle all of humanity – hence why he is known as the World Serpent. Jormungandr is one of the most iconic traditional Viking tattoos and symbolizes Ouroboros – an infinity sign featuring a serpent biting its own tail to form an endless circle. It is also associated with destruction and renewal as part of life itself.


Heimdall serves as the watchman of the Bifrost bridge that links Asgard and Midgard. His primary responsibility is hearing any plea for assistance anywhere in the universe and activating the Bifrost bridge to support fellow gods. His signature horn, Gjallarhorn is used to warn Odin of any breaches in Asgard boundaries. Gulltoppr is one of his signature golden horses that served him well on battlefields across Asgard.


Frigg is the Norse goddess of marriage, motherhood, love, fertility, and prophecy. She is married to Odin – chief of the AEsir – and gave birth to Baldr and Hodr, becoming their mother and stepmother to Thor. As Queen of Asgard, she ensures all marriages approved by society are honored and acts as a role model to her female followers. She often assists them in domestic arts and cottage industries such as wool spinning. Freyja and Frigg are goddesses who can see into the future and manipulate fate. Frigg starkly contrasts Odin, who devotes his life to seeking insight into it through self-sacrifice and querying giants and wise spirits.