3 Jun 2013

Praying Hands Tattoos

Praying Hands Tattoos
Praying Hands Tattoos

This is a very perfect example of a memorial tattoo that also incorporates someone’s beliefs, the praying hands tattoo. This praying hands tattoo has no color besides black, and the artist used that one color well. The shadow of the right hand overlapping the left is shaded perfectly. The fingernails are shaded with a hint of white, as if they are gleaming. The creases on the hands show that this is someone who prays a lot and who cares for their beliefs.

The sleeves of the shirt under the praying hands is pulled back and creased, as though this person prays often. Each wrinkle is shaded perfectly, and precisely. A lot of detail was put into the dog tags, including putting the person’s name and military serial number. The shadowing where the hands are covered by the dog tags are precise and intricate. This tattoo shows the good mixture that black ink and a good artist can do. It also shows how tattoos and memorials mix so well and how, if gotten with the right intentions, a tattoo can be something of beauty and something used to show respect. This tattoo is a good example of that.

26 Sep 2012

Praying Hands Tattoos

Praying Hands Tattoos
Praying Hands Tattoos

The praying hands tattoo in the picture is a perfect example of this classic tattoo design based upon a five hundred year old painting. And the praying hands is more then a symbol used in tattoos. It has been used in everything from calendars and paintings and has traveled the world. Many couples get praying hands tattoos as a symbol of undying love. You couldn’t find a better tattoo to represent your love. Thousands of husbands have the tattoo to demonstrate their willingness to sacrifice everything to love and protect their wife.

One nice take on the praying hands tattoos is to put the couples name in each of the hands. Not only does it show your willingness to sacrifice for a loved one, but the wife or husband can actually see their name in one of the hands, proving it is truly that person to whom love and loyalty is eternally pledged. The next time you want a tattoo, remember the praying hands tattoos when beauty and true meaning are important. If you don’t want to change the beauty of the praying hands tattoos, try putting your names under or above the hands, or one name above and one under the hands, for added meaning to a loved one.

25 Aug 2012

Praying Hands Tattoo

Praying Hands Tattoo
Praying Hands Tattoo

This has to be the single biggest praying hands tattoo that I have ever seen in my life. It’s absolutely huge. Usually when you see a praying hands tattoo it’s about a quarter of this size. I can only imagine how long this particular one took to ink. I imagine that it was done over several sessions, or at least I hope that this person didn’t have to endure such a long inking process in one shot. There are a few things that I really like about this praying hands tattoo. The first thing that I like is the color of it.

It’s done in a monochromatic style that makes the design look very old. And I think that this is fitting because the praying hands tattoo design is one that goes back about five hundred years! Another thing that I like about this design is the detail in it. The artist put considerable detail in not only the rosary but also in the hands itself. You can see every vein, every bone and every sinew. Overall, I think that this is a good representation of a praying hands tattoo. Though I gotta say that the size is way too big for my taste.

24 Feb 2011

Praying Hands Tattoo

Praying Hands Tattoo
Praying Hands Tattoo

Praying hands tattoo designs are really sort of a symbol for the act of Christian prayer. But, the design did not originate until the 15th century. Early Christian drawings or paintings of persons engaged in the act of prayer do not show them with their hands, palms together, raised slightly in front of them. In fact, this manner of praying is conspicuously absent. In the Christian wall paintings of the Roman catacombs, the dominant form of prayer shown is that of the Orans position, standing with the hands spread in front and the palms facing up.

However, if this shared position of prayer was so widespread and in use so early, where and when does the version in our praying hand tattoo become prevalent, at least in western Christianity? The design was conceived by a German born artist named Albrecht Durer. He created the iconic praying hands design in 1508. It was a design that made him famous, the ancient equivalent of the modern rock star. The praying hands tattoo is the recreation of what is possibly the most famous creation in Albrecht Durer body of work. The praying hands have been described as "majestic" and "inspirational." They are also a glimpse into the mind of the master, as he worked and reworked such details to his satisfaction. Now reproduced on religious medallions, in devotional documents, and Christian tattoos worldwide, it is difficult to capture in words the appeal of this image