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The 10 Most Prominent Symbols In Christian Tattoos

The 10 Most Prominent Symbols In Christian Tattoos

Tattoo Ideas4 min Read

Christianity is a religion with a beautiful artistic legacy, so it's not surprising that there are so many tattoos inspired by the Bible.

Christianity has a longstanding relationship with body art that stretches all the way back to when Coptic Christians wore tattoos as markers of the faith and ethnic identity back in the 16th century. So, it's really no wonder that so many people have similar religiously themed pieces today. Regardless of that notorious passage of scripture from Leviticus that reads, "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you," there are an incredible number of crosses, the Sacred Heart, and Jesus Christ himself on people's bodies. 

1. The Cross

A depiction of Christ's crucifixion by Lil B (IG—lilb_tattoos). #blackandgrey #Christ #Christian #crucifixion #LilB #realism #religious

2. Jesus Christ

3. Angels

A dove nestled between Mary and Christ by Lil B (IG—lilbtattoo).

4. Dove

A bold and bright sacred heart from Dan Santoro's body of work (IG—dan_santoro). #Christian #DanSantoro #sacredheart #traditional

5. Sacred Heart

6. Virgin Mary

A black and grey Rosary next to a rose by Kevin Fleming (IG—kevinflemingtattoo).

7. Rosary

A pristine pair of praying hands by Jamie Mahood (IG—jamiemahood).

8. Praying Hands

Eve being tempted by the snake by Tim Senecal (IG—timsenecal).

9. Adam and Eve

10. The Devil

Check out what the Bible say about tattoos.

Written byXavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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