20 Graceful Marian Tattoos
Mary, mother of Jesus, is one of the most significant woman in history and an icon in a number of different cultures, nations and religions.
She is also one of the most portrayed females in tattooing. Tattoos of Mary, or Madonnas (my lady) depict Mary in a devotional and portrait-like manner as opposed to depictions of her at historical points in her life. Tattoos of Mary primarily depict her standing alone in flowing robes with a slight downward gaze, in this position she is often accompanied by a shroud of light and with her arms open wide as if giving a blessing. On occasion Mary is also depicted holding the infant Christ.
As a symbol of motherhood and the female spirit tattoos of Mary are often tributes to an individuals mother or other significant female presence in their life. Although depictions of Mary on ones body can also be a symbol for the importance of faith in a persons life and a tribute to the role religion has played in who they are. Black and grey or bright and colorful tattoos of Mary are a beautiful and graceful option for a religious tattoo, and if you're feeling inspired by the idea of one then here are 20 for your viewing pleasure!!