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A Tattoo As A Portal To The Spiritual World

Mar 25, 2008
Putting an image on your body is something that is very much your decision. There are many reasons for getting a tattoo such as using the tat to get a sense of closeness with a romantic interest or some other family member or to use the tattoo as a way of connecting to a group or movement that we feel strongly about. And the tattoo does build that powerful almost spiritual connection to the person or cause because it becomes part of who you are physically and it is always there.

For many of us whether we are religious or not, we feel the draw to the spiritual world and a desire for a greater communication with that world. One image that seems to rise above any one religion that is a common "conduit" for that communication is the angel. That is why angels pop up in movies and become important parts of people's spiritual lives who may not have a direct connection to one religion.

You may have already noticed how peaceful it is having a figure or picture of an angel around at home or at work. From the teaching we get about angels, their jobs are to help people get connected to the spiritual world and the living things in that world, one of which is sometimes called "God". But angels have lots of jobs including being "guardian angels" over babies and maybe over us when we are in trouble or while we sleep.

This important task of serving as our spiritual guardians is one reason we like to have pictures and statues of angels around. It helps remind us that our angel is there all the time. So the next step of taking an angel tattoo seems like a logical next step. Often the particular angel you have as your tattoo is not one particular named angel. But the image represents that desire to for you to get peace at that "soul" level of your being, that level that only you really know is there.

But an angel tattoo can do more than just be a reminder of the presence of angels nearby when you need to know that. It can also be a reminder of your desire to be more spiritual and to think about big "religious" ideas and about the situation with your soul and your eternal well being. We all have good intentions to be more responsible about this side of life but life has a tendency to steal our time. But if your angel tattoo is on your arm or wrist or somewhere visible to you, she can gently remind you to take time for your soul and always be there to serve as that reminder that this part of you is important.

While you may feel that you are the only one who has these spiritual longings, the popularity of angel tattoos shows that the desire for deeper life is common in lots of people. And when you start looking for the perfect angel to live in your tattoo, you will find a wonderful variety of angels to pick from. You can find sweet "angelic" creatures who are full of love and comfort or big strong guardian archangels with swords and a firm resolve to do their jobs well. You can even find angel tattoos that are downright intimidating to chase of evil spirits that will think twice about messing around with that spiritual fighter.

Another reason people select an angel design for a tattoo is to create a connection to a loved one who may already be in that spiritual world. Your angel can serve as a connection between this world and the next and between you and that loved one. And while you will not be able to communication with him or her like you used to, just the comforting presence of that angel "on your shoulder" is a reminder that one day you will see that loved one again when you cross over to the next life too.

Obviously there are a lot of reasons for getting a tattoo that are not spiritual. And if you also want to get a tattoo that is attractive and pretty cool looking, you might be able to find an angel tattoo pattern that meets all of your requirements. Not only that, because your angel tattoo speaks of your spiritual side, it can serve to bring you together with others who have an interest in spiritual things. In doing so, the angel is doing her job of enabling communication between you and "God" and in bringing people together in spiritual harmony too. That's a pretty hard working angel.
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