Cross Tattoo Designs

Though the image of the cross is closely connected to Christianity, it is also important in wide range of different cultures. The use of the cross as a tattoo is becoming more and more popular, so here is a quick guide to the kinds of tattoos available:

The Christian Symbol: The cross has been used as a symbol of crucifixion, specifically in Christianity as a symbol of the death of Jesus Christ. This cross has distinctive proportions, and the image is used in a number of settings to bestow blessings, as an announcement of faith and as protection. These tattoos are an extremely personal way to show faith. There is enormous scope when it comes to the way this cross can be displayed.

The Gothic Cross: The gothic style of cross has its roots in German design of the past, generally made from iron and used in a number of periods of history in many countries. It can be used as a way of expressing many feelings, including a struggle full of pain. Many cross tattoo designs of this type make use of dark and rich colours, as well as specific imagery such as a cross made from daggers.

The Celtic Cross: This is one of the most popular tattoo designs, and the cross is often filled with recognisable Celtic imagery such as the knot. These knots symbolise the circle of life, with no beginning and no end, and are particularly great for those who have Celtic roots.