Who makes Cross Tattoos?
Cross Tattoos for Men and Women
Meaning of the Cross Tattoo in Different Cultures
Features, that Cross Tattoos have
Variants of Cross Tattoos
Celebrities’ Cross Tattoos
Sketches of cross tattoos

Who makes Cross Tattoos?

Сross tattoos are by far one of the most universal and common. In many photos you can see the carriers of such a tattoo. The most popular image is a Latin cross, symbolizing the Christian and Orthodox religions, and the Celtic cross. Not everyone, who makes such a tattoo, keeps religious overtone of the cross. For some people in this image the sacred, deep meaning is hidden.

A solid cross hand tattoo

An artistic lace cross back tattoo

A patriotic cross tattoo with the USA flag

A striking cross on the back – just to remember

Cross Tattoos for Men and Women

Cross tattoos usually adorn the male body (shoulder, back, arm). Girls prefer more graceful and small-sized tattoos of such a symbol. The cross can be seen on the female foot, ankle, arm, belly and lower back.

A very unusual brutal cross torso tattoo

A cross-like elegant quote wrist tattoo

Clear nice cross heel tattoo

A conservative cross belly tattoo

Meaning of the Cross Tattoo in Different Cultures

The cross symbol is used in many cultures and religions around the world. As the symbol of the cross was used all over the world, it is not surprising that it is assigned a number of different values and meanings.

Reminding cross tattoo

Expended crusifixion scene tattoo on the back

Remarcable compound cross hand tattoo

Graceful whirl cross tattoo on the back

Gothic cross has no religious heritage; its basis is the Christian cross. The image of the Gothic cross tattoo normally takes center stage, along with items such as knives, swords, or cloth, passed through it.

Aethetic gothic cross hand tattoo

Chic gothic cross hip tattoos

Nice variant of gothic cross back tattoo for a man

For Christians, it always reminds of God, of his exploits for the sins of men. It is a symbol of suffering, which unites Heaven and Earth, as well as a sign of fate, the personal spiritual cross, which everyone carries throughout life.

Astonishing 3D cross forearm tattoo

Realistic Crusifixion back tattoo

Beautiful prayer hands tattoo

It is also an ancient, universal symbol of the cosmos. The two crossed lines can symbolize the four directions, the four phases of the moon (as in ancient Babylon), or natural disaster, or the four basic elements of the universe (in Syria).

Cross shoulder blade tattoo

In the Chinese culture, the cross was thought to symbolize a staircase to Heaven.

Cross in the oriental spine tattoo

In Mexico, it was an attribute of the Gods of wind and rain.

Back tattoo with a cross in Mexican style

Unusual warrior cross back tattoo

In the twentieth century in Germany, it became a symbol of Nazism and later, neo-Nazism all around the world

Iron cross neck tattoo

In Africa, the symbolism of the cross is connected to patronage, protection, unity, fate and supreme authority.

Peculiar cross back tattoo

The Greek cross, equal in all four directions, has been recognized as the symbol of “red cross” three thousand years ago.

Splendid cross rib tattoo

Sophisticated Greek cross tattoo

Greek cross tattoo design

The Egyptian cross with a loop is considered a sign of immortality, sometimes understood as the key to divine knowledge.

Ankh typical Egyptian cross tattoo

 

Ankh back tattoo

Curious Ankh leg tattoo

Features, that Cross Tattoos have

Previously it was believed that the tattoo of a cross, made on one or another part of the body can protect from injury. For this reason, it is made on the left side of the chest to protect the heart.

Lovely cross tattoo on the left chest

Spectacular Crusifixion chest tattoo

Cross chest tattoo with 3D elements

The basic meaning of cross tattoos are power and honor. The association is related to the fact that the tattoo of a cross is a prototype of the knightly Iron Cross.

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Therefore, the person who selected a cross as a sketch of the tattoo abides by the knightly code of honor; the core values for him are power and nobility.

 

Gentle cross finger tattoo

Large cross tattoos made on the person’s back are a symbol of destiny and predetermination of choice, i.e. “I choose my destiny myself.”

Impressive cross forearm tattoo

Original cross back tattoo design

Celtic cross back tattoo

Uncommon cross back tattoo

Metaphoric cross back tattoo

Cross tattoos with a faceted jewel in the middle means “search for the meaning of life”. Four ends of the cross in this case represent the four corners of the earth, and the gem is the meaning of life.

Meaningful cross ankle tattoo

Noticeable cross leg tattoo

Jeweled cross leg tattoo

Variants of Cross Tattoos

If you consider yourself a believer, it is possible to make the Orthodox cross, but the Celtic cross is of highest demand among atheists.

Gorgeous atmoshere Cross tattoo with a dragon

You can see in many photos how attractive and beautiful the Celtic cross is.

In its usual form, it is a complex assembly, having neither a beginning nor end.

But it is also possible to make crosses stylized in any other direction, e.g.

  • Gothic,
  • floral,
  • sun,
  • Greek,
  • Byzantine, etc.

There is a great choice, and you can find the best for yourself, estimating them in many photos.

Brutal variant of an atheist cross back tattoo

Curious Celtic cross upper back tattoo with a cracked skin affect

Celebrities’ Cross Tattoos

Robbie Williams – Celtic cross on the right hip;

Famous Robbie William’s cross tattoo

Britney Spears – the black-and-pink cross on the neck;

Britney Spears’ cross tattoos on the neck

Anastacia – Pagan cross in a circle;

Anastacia’s unusual pagan cross rump tattoo

Drew Barrymore – a cross on the ankle, the other on the hip.

Drew Barrymore is a “fan” of cross tattoos

Sketches of cross tattoos

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