Most tattoo designs have an important significance to the wearer, however this is particularly true when it comes to faith tattoos, a popular choice in the tattooing industry today. There are various images including the cross which are chosen for this kind of tattoo and different reasons for choosing them. For example, someone of Irish descent may opt for a Gaelic cross design and there are a multitude of images of this nature available today. If this appeals to you, it is essential to check the translation if your chosen design includes Gaelic script so thoroughly researching all the options before settling on a specific design, is key. It would also be beneficial to find a tattooist who specializes in Gaelic cross tattoos.

Faith TattoosThe beauty of faith tattoos, is that they are not just for those with religious beliefs but for those who are more spiritually minded too. While the praying hands and cross design has close connotations with religion, as does the rosary or Jesus fish designs, there are other images that are more susceptible to spiritual interpretation. As a Christian symbol, the Jesus fish design is one of the oldest around, as it was first recorded centuries ago although the reason behind its religious symbolism is unclear. The most commonly suggested reason for this is the Bible story involving loaves and fishes in which Jesus multiplied to feed the masses. Regardless of the origin this has always been a popular symbol for Christian beliefs and is one of the most widely requested biblical tattoo today, and there are various differing depictions of this design.

One of the most intriguing religious designs has to be the praying hands and cross, simply because it actually combines symbols from two different religions amalgamated to form one unified image. There are many different renditions of this design however, you should ask your tattooist for examples of previous work of this nature to ensure he has the necessary skills to do this design justice. As any artist knows, the human hands are one of the most difficult parts of the anatomy for to draw so this will require a fair amount of skill and experience.

Faith TattoosThe praying hands with cross tattoo is one of the most interesting religious designs. Not only does this tattoo consist of two separate religious symbols combined into one unified design, but it is impressive in its many different renditions. Any artist will tell you that the human hands are one of the most difficult subjects to draw. For this reason alone, it is imperative that you see a tattoo artist’s photos of his previous work to ensure that he has the skills necessary to do the praying hands with cross tattoo justice. These images can also be customized to make them more personal with the addition of a name, initials or even a symbol from another religion as this design can successfully be carried over several different faiths.

The symbolism and message behind this design will be commonly recognized so no further interpretation will be required unlike some other faith tattoos. These also come in detailed or very simplistic designs but this is down to the individual’s preference. Other popular religious images include the rosary which is chosen by men and women, predominantly those of the Roman Catholic faith. These make cool tattoo design particularly when inked around the neck and chest area to give the effect of a necklace. However, despite the popularity of religious and faith themed designs there are some who believe that having a tattoo in general goes completely against their religion even if the design is in accordance with these beliefs. Others, on the other hand use tattoos as a way off expressing their faith but this is entirely the individual’s choice whatever their beliefs.

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