Religious Tattoos: Cross Tattoo styles
Religious tattoos have always been popular in spite the fact that they have always become the theme of arguments. Some may think that religion is not quite the appropriate topic to ink on body. Moreover, in some religions body inking is prohibited. Still there will always be religious tattoos around and we will always have something to say about those tattoo styles.
One of the most popular religious tattoos that looks amazing on both boys and girls is cross tattoo. 2017 tattoo trends offer quite simple cross tattoos with simple lines instead of complicated cross tattoos.
You may be surprised to learn that cross existed as symbol long before the Christianity. In pagan religions cross was drawn as a symbol of male phallus and a unique symbol of power and strength. The Assyrian cross was drawn as a symbol of four directions. The ankh, popular Egyptian symbol symbolized the union of Isis and Osiris.
Another popular pagan cross that has very special meaning is Celtic cross. The symbol represents a simple crossed lines and a circle in the center. The lines are decorated with loop that knots that symbolize the harmonious connection of spiritual and physical. Celtic cross symbolizes heritage and faith.
If you have chosen the cross tattoo as the symbol of Christianity, you should understand that it is not just a tattoo. It is a symbol of Jesus Christ crucified for our sins. This is a symbol of victory over death.
Simple cross tattoo can be inked on any part of the body. Girls more often get tiny cross tattoo on fingers, wrist, behind ear or neck while huge and more complicated tattoos are more popular among boys.