The Middle Ages is a long and misunderstood period of human history. It is full of negative connotations but also of images that have impacted us as a group in a very deep way. And one of them, in short, are the knights and nobles. The most generic definition of a knight indicates that he is a rider, that is, a person who rides a horse. They were usually of noble origin, since a certain amount of resources were required to be able to dedicate themselves to chivalry. The mere fact of riding a horse does not constitute a medieval knight. Other characteristics had to be met.
The Best Knight Tattoos for Men
These individuals were organized in Orders and had a strict code of social, moral and religious conduct. They also fulfilled in most cases military functions. Knights swore allegiance to a King, a feudal lord, or a cause. Among his virtues were bravery in battle, devotion, honor and honesty. During the Middle Ages there were a huge number of Chivalric Orders. Among the most famous we find: The Order of the Poor Companions of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, popularly known as the Order of the Temple, the Order of Saint George, the Teutonic Order, the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (the Hospitaller Brothers or the Order of Malta) and the Order of Santiago, to name a few. Each of which had its representative symbols and colors. A detail that you should investigate if you are thinking of tattooing a knight of a particular order.
How to customize your knight tattoo?
There are several routes you can take to get something related to medieval knights tattooed on you. What they have in common is size. To be able to appreciate the details of this type of pieces you have to think about medium to extra large size tattoos. You can have a design where the knight is appreciated, whether on horseback, standing or in real battle or against mythological creatures. If you prefer, you can choose a work of art for inspiration, but it is not essential as there are many references from movies or the imaginary that can be used. Most of the images present male figures, but if you want a woman Joan of Arc is the option par excellence.
These tattoos look great realistically in black and white or in color. Other styles you can use would be sketch, neo-traditional, trash polka, and even geometric if you want a minimalist representation of a knight in full armor. Another option you have is to capture elements related to cavalry on your skin. Be it the shields or emblems of the order, the helmet or glove of the armor, or swords, which tend to be accompanied by roses. Additionally, you can tattoo a section of your skin to make it look like you’re wearing armor. These pieces have a really impressive metallic finish.