12 Lovely & Beautiful Guadalupe Tattoos
Our Lady of Guadalupe (in Spanish: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe), is a popular religious tattoo subject known for her symbolism, beauty & benevolence. Official Catholic accounts state of her apparition to a peasant named Juan Diego on December 9, 1531. Speaking to him in his native Nahuatl language, Guadalupe identified herself as the Virgin Mary & asked for a church to be built at the site in her honor. Let's honor these 12 lovely & beautiful Guadalupe tattoos and learn more! ;-)
Tattoo Artist: Boris
Juan Diego sought the Archbishop of Mexico City, Fray Juan de Zumarraga, to tell him of the apparition and instructions given by the Virgin Mary. The archbishop instructed him to return to Tepeyac hill and asked for a miraculous sign to prove her identity. And miraculously, Juan Diego's uncle was healed.
The Virgin also told Juan to gather flowers from the top of tepeyac hill, which was usually a barren place. Miraculously, Juan Diego found Castilian roses blooming there, which were not native to Mexico.
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Juan Diego tucked the flowers in his cloak so he can show it to the archbishop. The moment he showed the archbishop the unusual roses, they all fell to the floor, and a mark on Juan Diego's fabric revealed the image of Guadalupe.
Juan Diego was canonized as a Saint in 2002, under the name Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin.
Tattoo Artist: Rods Jimenez
From this story, one can come up with a beautiful depiction of Guadalupe, adorned with Castilian roses, and dressed in warm & rich clothing, her aura burning bright.
Our Lady of Guadalupe since then has been an iconic religious image...gracing the artworks of artists, her statue built on churches, and today, she's on people's skin!
Sometimes tattooers have a funny way to alter the design.... Like this R2-D2 in the same depiction as Guadalupe, for example.
Sometimes, her face is also replaced as a skull, because she is also the Mother of those who are passing the Earth plane. She is a popular figure in Mexico's Day of the Dead holidays.
Tattoo Artist: Tim Kern
I would love to have her tattooed on me in the future! Would you guys get one too? Share with us your favorite religious figure! Have a miraculous day, everyone! Life itself is a miracle. ;-)