Jesus Cross Tattoo
There is no better example of the meaningful imagery that tattoo art express than the Jesus Cross Tattoo. The cross is a major symbol in the religion of Christianity. Many get the symbol tattoo to profess their faith in the Christian way of life.
In the development of the Christian religion is believed that Jesus Christ was executed by the Romans by the violent means of crucifixion. Crucifixion consists of nailing a person’s wrists and ankles to the end points on wooden cross. After being crucified, Christians believe that Jesus was resurrected by God after suffering and dying on the cross for the betterment and protection of all of humankind.
In the context of Christianity, the shape of the cross is symbolic of Jesus, even when a cross image does not display the body of Jesus on it. A crucifix is better known as the image of a cross coupled with the image of (or a symbol of) Jesus. A crucifix in a Jesus Cross Tattoo symbolizes Jesus’ suffering for the sake of humankind but also represents his resurrection from death by the grace and the power of God (his father).
The most simple of the Jesus Cross Tattoo is the Latin cross. The lines that make up the Latin cross have different meanings attached to them. The vertical line is homage to the divine essence and the spiritual world. The horizontal line represents the physical world and where they intersect is the marriage of these two elements. Most forms of the Jesus Cross Tattoo are typically rendered on quite a small scale, and are placed on the hand area, close to people’s wrists, and even on their upper arms.
It’s important to mention, too, that the Jesus Cross Tattoo that shows Jesus on the cross are the crucifix variation and are very popular as well. Other than the basic Latin cross, there is also the more elaborate Italian cross. The Italian version incorporates different embellishments – such as multiple colors, beveled edges and ornamentation.
Another take of the Jesus Cross Tattoo is the cross of nails. This tattoo depicts two nails in the cross formation. Sometimes the nails are dripping with blood, and other times they are not. These are meant to symbolize the nails that spilt the blood of Jesus Christ as he was crucified to the cross.
There is also the Baptismal Cross, derived from the Greeks. This variation of a Jesus Cross Tattoo contains the first letter in Christ’s name, which in Greek alphabet would be the letter X, thus, in addition to the Latin cross, forms an eight spoke circular cross. There are many different crosses to choose from, but, if you want to show your faith and devotion for the beliefs and tenants of the Christian religion, the Jesus Cross Tattoo may be the right tattoo for you.