cross and star tattoos

Posted: November 3, 2009 in star tattoos
cross and star tattoos

cross and star tattoos

cross and star tattoos

The Celtic cross (aka Irish cross) is a particularly beautiful representation of this almost universal symbol and Celtic cross tattoos are a popular type of Celtic tattoo.

The Celtic cross looks like a basic cross with a circle (symbol for the sun) around the intersection and is adorned with Celtic knot work art . The effect of these tribal cross tattoos is stunning, either in plain black, blue or a bold Celtic green. The Celtic cross is often incorporated in an armband tattoo.

Follow the link to learn more about Celtic Cross Tattoos and other Celtic tattoos. Here’s an example of a cracked stone celtic cross tattoo with the family insignia in the middleThe Christian faith uses the cross as a symbol for the fact that Jesus Christ was crucified by the Romans, a common Roman way of executing slaves and non-Romans. The Christian cross symbolizes Jesus’ victory over dead.

One of the first things that come to mind when thinking about Christian cross tattoos is: Is it ok for a Christian to get a tattoo?

The answer is yes, it is ok for a Christian to get a tattoo. The Christian religion doesn’t have a rule against tattoos, unlike the Jewish faith.

Even if we just look at the basic Christian cross, there is still an almost endless variation in types of symbols and images:

* The most simple and basic cross is called the Latin cross or crux ordinaria. The vertical line represents the divine, the horizontal line represents the world, the intersection is the union of both. These holy cross tattoos are often quite small and done in black and white. Most popular places for them are the wrists, hands and the upper arms.
* The type that shows Jesus on a wooden cross is called a crucifix.

Source: freetattoodesigns


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