10 Classic Rock Of Ages Tattoos

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Tattoo trends can come and go but these Rock of Ages tattoo designs will never go out of fashion!

One of the most iconic designs in tattooing, both new and old, the Rock of Ages will always have a place on the walls of tattoo shops and especially on someone's skin. A classic religious image of the Rock of Ages has been depicted thousands of times and is first attributed to a hymn written in 1763. Seen as a symbol of salvation and hope, the image we know of the Rock of Ages tattoos was first painted in the 1860s by Johannes Oertel, and one of the first people to turn the image into a tattoo design was legendary tattoo artist Bert Grimm.

Flash by Bert Grimm
Flash by Bert Grimm

A staple design in traditional tattooing the Rock of Ages will always have a place in the tattoo world and is one of the few truly timeless tattoos. Rock of Ages tattoos are bright, bold and capture both the nautical and religious imagery tattooing grew out of. Take a look at these brilliant examples of a tattoo classics and enjoy some amazing Rock of Ages tattoos!


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