Why Cross Tattoos Are So Popular

Despite some young teenagers hiding a new ‘ink stain’ on their skin from their parents, tattoos have entered our society’s mainstream and are here to stay. Seen now as an art form people no longer have to venture down dark alleys to find a tattoo artist and risk ending up regretting their decision.

One of the most popular tattoos is the cross. Whether a simple design of two crossed lines or ornate and detailed designs with different colors and symbols, the cross has been drawn on more people than any other tattoo.

The best part about a cross tattoo is that you can start off with the simplest of designs, which may just be the two black lines and you can then take your time in finding other designs and colors that you can add to it. Some people have been known to take years to finish their tattoo.

‘Getting inked’ is a term used in the tattoo circles to describe the act of having a tattoo etched into the skin. A tattoo can mean so much to the person getting it that it changes their life in some way or another. A tattoo has been known to give a person a sense of belonging.

There are those who would go as far as to confess they have a secret obsession with how getting a tattoo makes them feel. And it’s not necessarily got anything to do with enjoying pain.

When it comes to cross tattoos there is obviously a strong connection with religion. Some people choose to get a cross design tattooed on themselves purely based on their strong beliefs. A tattoo is a very personal item to anyone who gets one and so it makes sense that religion could play an important role in the decision making.

Then there are those tattoos that belong to certain tribes or religious organizations. Some cross tattoos are actually not what they appear and if you look close enough, the crossed lines are actually crossed swords depicting something maybe a little darker. There are also those who may or may not have any religious beliefs but who will have the cross tattoo placed upside down on their skin.

A popular choice for those looking to get a cross tattoo is the Celtic cross. There is so a lot of history behind the Celtic tradition much of which is quite ambiguous. It is this mystery that appeals to the tattoo recipient.

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