Cross tattoos can look awesome on the side, by Roman Mateutsa cross crosstattoo blackwork skull RomanMateutsa

15 Dazzling Cross Tattoos

Cross tattoos are some of the most popular tattoo designs in the planet, especially for Christian people.

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Cross tattoos can definitely vary in design. With such a simple look, cross tattoos would be redundant or impersonal, but the creativity of ink lovers is impressive. 

The cross symbol existed before the birth of Jesus Christ. It was present in Ancient Greece and India, already with spiritual meanings. But it is the Christian religion that have made it its major symbol, to remind the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. 

The latin root of cross, "crux", reveals the use our ancestors made of it, as it designates a mean of torture for prisoners... Cross tattoos are indeed for believers and spiritual persons, but as it is an important cultural symbol, it is also used for a pure aesthetic choice. Cross tattoos can complete a portrait, a composition related to life and death, or a religious-themed piece. Angels and doves are great companions for cross tattoos, but also skulls and esoteric symbols. The cross tattoos we have chosen are works of art, displaying the talent of the tattoo artists and the dedication of their wearers. 

If cross tattoos are way less heavy to carry than a real wooden cross, they are still sharing a deep devotion and attachment, religious, familial or cultural. If you are looking for badass, creative and breath-taking cross tattoos, you've found the perfect place.

You can brandish your cross tattoos against demons... Fantastic piece by U-Gene! cross crosstattoo demons ugene
You can brandish your cross tattoos against demons... Fantastic piece by U-Gene! #cross #crosstattoo #demons #ugene
Celtic cross tattoos are often more coveted than usual crosses. They look really badass, just like this one by Tetovažer Cigla! cross crosstattoo celticcross
Celtic cross tattoos are often more coveted than usual crosses. They look really badass, just like this one by Tetovažer Cigla! #cross #crosstattoo #celticcross
At the same time creative and badass! Clever cross tattoo by Roman Mateutsa! crosstattoo cross romanmateutsa
At the same time creative and badass! Clever cross tattoo by Roman Mateutsa! #crosstattoo #cross #romanmateutsa

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