40 Beautiful Religious Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Whether you want to express your fervor or just your fondness for religious art, you could have a revelation with these religious tattoos.

Although forbidden in many religions, tattoo has been used to express faith and beliefs for centuries. Christians are especially fond of mystic ink. Of course, Christian tattoos are really inspired by Christian art, from Fine Arts paintings and sculptures to churches elements such as stained glass Windows and old etchings and books illuminations.

The Christ is the most popular tattoo design, along with Virgin Mary for the Catholics, but many saints are also chosen for their protection and symbolism. The most famous examples of coveted saint tattoos are:

- Joan of Arc, symbol of courage, dedication and, of course, France- St Christopher, patron saint of the travellers, sportmen and drivers- St George, protector of soldiers and of England- St Michael, the angel, protecting against evil and death

The parents of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, are also chosen to symbolize the love for a mother and a father. You can find numerous other saints and Bible characters in tattoo, depending on the persons and their stories. Some tattoo artists are very keen on doing religious tattoos, happy to emulate fine arts artists, but some are uncomfortable with it, so you may ask before chosing your artist.

Amazing work with this religious tattoo by Tomasz Tofi Torfinski. portrait religious christ TomaszTofiTorfinski
Amazing work with this religious tattoo by Tomasz Tofi Torfinski. #portrait #religious #christ #TomaszTofiTorfinski
Outstanding Christ by Tim Hendricks !
Outstanding Christ by Tim Hendricks !

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