There are many reasons that someone may choose to have a devil tattoo and not just because they are into Satanism! There has been a huge demand in faith themed tattoos in recent years so not surprisingly there has also been a rise in body art relating to the darker arts, such as magic and witchcraft. Those who opt for these particular designs may have an interest in these subjects which they wish to express through body art, however others simply like these designs for the shock factor involved. Some of these designs are bizarre and outlandish while others are freakish bordering on frightening but whatever the reason you can be sure tat these images will attract attention.
Having a devil tattoo may also be used to represent a devilish personality, in a tongue and cheek manner, so there is also a big demand for cartoon devils which add a lighter note to a what would normally be a very dark subject matter. Devils accompanied by sword-wielding angels are also widely requested by many who understand the historical significance of these old biblical enemies. These represent the temptation that exists as well as our wish to resist that temptation. The detail and artistic talent that goes into some of the designs of this nature are truly amazing but these are also highly symbolic representing the age-old battle between good and evil. These are popular with those of the Christian faith who choose these to pay homage to the angels who fought for their faith. Half-angel, half devil images are also very popular again as a reminder that there is good cannot exist without evil and vice versa or this could be symbolic of the angel and devil side that lies within most of us. Another popular idea of this nature involves wings, with torn devil wings on one side of the shoulder blades and contrasting angelic wings on the other for a very bold and impressive large body art design.
According to Christianity, the Devil is a fallen angel who rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven for eternity as a result. Not only is he a metaphor for human sin and temptation but he is also associated with all that is dark and evil in the world. The Devil is also known as Satan, Beelzebub or Lucifer, however the latter is often depicted in a similar fashion to the celestial angels with tattered or torn wings and horns instead of a halo. Most versions of a devil tattoo usually feature him as a red entity with horns and a pitched tail in full or simply as a head or face.