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The Cross Tattoo As a Symbol of Protection

The cross tattoo has long been associated with religion, mainly the Christian faith. They are a strong religious symbol that also acts as a symbol of faith, hope, and belief. The cross tattoo looks great in both large and small designs. It can also be combined with other tattoos such as the tribal design.

There are different types of tattoos; the Celtic cross and the tribal cross. The Celtic tattoo is one of the most requested today because of its beauty and intricate detail. The Celtic design comes from both the Christian religion and Pagan religions. To the Christian religion, the cross symbolizes the death and resurrection of Christ. To other Pagan faiths, it may symbolize the four elements of the earth. It does not matter the religion as the cross has been around and used by people of all faiths and backgrounds for hundreds of years. Some people see the cross tattoo as a guide in life while others know its symbol for their faith.

The Tribal cross combines the elements of the cross with the elements of tribal art. This is usually done using bold black lines and designs. You can always tell if a tattoo is a tribal tattoo based on the dark features and boldness of the tattoo. Usually tribal tattoos are large, dark and bold, they stick out of the crowd of tattoos.

The Calvary Cross is mounted on three steps that represent the Hill of Calvary. This is usually a design that symbolizes faith, hope, and love.

The Crucifix is the type of cross that shows Jesus on a wooden Cross and symbolizes the Christian faith.

The Crown of thorns is depicted as a cross with a crown of thorns hanging on one side.

The cross of nails uses the image of large nails, the kind that were driven through the hands and feet of Jesus. Sometimes the Crown of thorns is added to the cross of nails.

The Crusaders design is usually a large cross surrounded by smaller ones. This is thought to symbolize the message of Christ to spread the gospel.

The type of tattoo design that you choose is entirely up to you. This is a great symbol if you want to represent your religion or faith. It is also a popular choice just because people like the appearance.

The cross tattoo is one of the few designs seen as unisex. It deals with the spiritual rather than the physical. Two of the most common placements for this tattoo are on the arm and back, however they can be placed anywhere on the body. A smaller cross can be placed on the ankle or wrist. They can also be used as the center piece of an arm or leg sleeve, or can be the center of a large back piece. The placement is entirely up to you, it all depends on how visible you want your statement of faith and religion to be.

Source by Derek Cladek

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