Scottish Luckenbooth Tattoos

The Scottish Luckenbooth is as powerful a symbol for the Scots as the claddagh is for the Irish. One tale tells that Mary Queen of Scots was given a luckenbooth as a token of love and devotion by her lover Lord Darnley. What is certain is that as early as the 17th century they were given as love tokens, betrothal or wedding brooches, then pinned to a baby's swaddling to protect them from harm. The symbolism is two hearts united under a crown.

 Dedication Luckenbooth Tattoo

Dedication Luckenbooth Tattoo

 Scottish Luckenbooth Tattoo

Scottish Luckenbooth Tattoo