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10 Mysterious Hand Of Glory Tattoos

Whether you believe in their powers or not you can't deny that these Hand of Glory tattoos are cool!

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If you love supernatural and mystery inspired ink then you'll love these Hand of Glory tattoos! 

The Hand of Glory is a dried and pickled hand, usually belonging to a hanged criminal. Often the left hand, a Hand of Glory can also be the hand by which a murder was committed. Traditional European beliefs hold that a Hand of Glory has supernatural powers. It is said that when a candle, made from the fat of the individual who was hanged, was lit and placed in the palm of the hand all near it would be rendered motionless. The Hand is likewise said to open any locked door it is presented with!! 

Whether you believe in the powers or not you can't deny that a Hand of Glory makes for a cool tattoo. Usually done in a bold traditional style Hand of Glory tattoos are an interesting design if ever their was one. Take a look at these Hand of Glory tattoos and enjoy some supernatural themed body art! 

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