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Viking Practice of Tattoo Why the tattoos applied – The land of the Vikings could not satisfy their ambitions and there came the raids and invasions. Wars were something much greater but they still happened. These kinds of violence did not require skill and strength only; they need luck, too. On the top of that, the Vikings worshipped gods and superstitions. Thereby, any amulets (including tattoos) were the best way of wishing for luck and calling for deity help.