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Gold - The Claddagh Cross is a 16th century Irish symbol of eternal love and friendship. The heart at the center of the design is symbolic of love, the hands around it symbolize friendship, while the crowns represent everlasting loyalty. The Claddagh set in a cross adds spirituality to the equation.
A sixteenth-century Mexican or Flemish silver-gilt and rock-crystal pendant depicting a skull wearing an imperial crown, with crossbones and a cross beneath. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
My favorite Irish symbol; the Claddaugh (with a shamrock here). It represents love (the heart), loyalty (the crown) and friendship (the hands holding the heart). I have this symbol all over my house and tattooed on my ankle. On a side note, the shamrock represents the Holy Trinity (God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost) and St. Patrick used them to teach this to children. (pinned from @KatieSheaDesign.)
This is the tattoo I want. I need it somewhere discreet...not ankle :-/ Trinity Knot & Claddagh Tattoo: The claddagh is an Irish symbol of love, loyalty and friendship. Combine the claddagh with the trinity knot or better known as the Irish love knot and it's magical. A symbol of spiritual growth, eternal life and undying love.
Fatlips Castle ~ a 16th century peel tower in Roxburghshire, Scotland, so called because its owner, the Earl of Minto, liked to kiss his female guests. It was built by the Turnbulls of Barnhills, notorious Border reivers, and burned during the War of the Rough Wooing in 1545. Don't you just love the names?