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Triskell Tattoo Meaning


The triskell or triskele is a motif from early European cultures consisting of three interlocked spirals. The appearance of the symbol can be traced back as far as 3200 BC.

Its name derived from the Greek words which mean “three-legged”, which is appropriate as the spirals resemble three running legs.

The interlocked ‘legs’ convey a sense of motion, and thus, the triskelion represents action, cycles, progress, revolution and competition.

This ancient symbol is also used to represent almost everything associated with the magical number 3: mind, body, spirit; past present future; father, son, holy ghost; creation, preservation, destruction; personal growth, human development, spiritual expansion; and just about everything good that comes in three.

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