Traditional Cross Tattoos

Cross tattoos have always been a popular symbol of Christianity and faith, but there are multiple variations and assorted meanings to a cross apart from that of the crucifixion. It is one of the most recognisable shapes in the world due to religious iconography and the assorted spiritual meaning associated with the simple shape.

The Ancient Egyptians used the ankh as a representation of the union of masculine and feminine worlds and the life that the union provides. The knots and loops seen in the Celtic cross are signifying the connection of the physical and spiritual worlds, as well as the cyclical nature of life.

The Christian cross of course is a symbol of faith, Jesus being Gods messenger on Earth and a reminder of the sacrifice which was given to save mankind. Many choosing to get this tattoo as a sign of respect to the pain endured by others who have gone before us and as a memorial to lost loved ones.

In the past, having a tattooed cross would ensure a sailor be granted a Christian funeral/burial. Having a tattoo of the crucifixion, Jesus or the Virgin Mary on the back would prevent receiving a flogging as it was deemed to be sacrilegious to deface such an image.

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