27 Apr 2013

Religious Tattoos

Religious Tattoos
Religious Tattoos

There are many different symbols that you can add to your next religious tattoo. The tattoo in the picture features two of the most common religious tattoo symbols, the crucifix and the praying hands. But, there are also a number of other ones you might wish to consider. The first symbol that can be added to a religious tattoo is the lion. For thousands of years the lion has been an important symbol of Christianity. It was the symbol of Christ and is based on John’s message in Revelation 5:5: "Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah". Medieval symbolism frequently represented Jesus in this way.

Another symbol that can easily be added to a religious tattoo is the anchor. Now, when most people think of the anchor they think of sailors and merchants. But, it also has religious significance. As a symbol of hope, the anchor is one of the most ancient of all Christian symbols. It usage is based upon the Apostle Paul’s words in Hebrews 6:19: "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast". The anchor is one of the oldest inscriptions to be found in the catacombs, dating back to the second century. During times of persecution, the anchor took the shape of a cross to those who knew its hidden meaning. Just think of the impact your next design will have when you add these classic religious symbols to it.

6 Nov 2012

Religious Tattoos

Religious Tattoos
Religious Tattoos

Tattoos have been around for a very long time and then so have religious tattoos. In fact, many mummies have been found to have tattoos on them. And of course some the very oldest tattoos are the religious tattoos. For a time it was believed that tattoos and religion were only connected when people used tattoos to represent pagan things of worship and false gods so for quite a time it was against Christianity to have a tattoo on ones body, as is actually quoted in the bible.

But then came a study from a scientist of the 19th century who believes that Moses himself accepted tattoos as a way of remembering his peoples delivery from slavery.

Now this religious tattoo appears to be one of the Mother Mary. The mother of Jesus himself. And basically the mother of all society as we know it today. After all, western civilization was built heavily on Judeo-Christian concepts and beliefs. It is believed that the earliest forms of religious tattoos were that of the cross and the name of Jesus. Which makes sense as these would both be simple designs and easy to duplicate. The truth is if you want a religious tattoo you should go for it, but it might mean something to you to research the design and find out what it once stood for. Or maybe still does.