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What Makes Cross Tattoos So Popular?

May 10, 2008
More popular than ever, tattoos have found their way into the mainstream lives of most of the population. Once considered taboo, tattoos were usually placed on areas of the body where they could not be seen. Now tattoos are collected like fine pieces of art, and by masters of the needle called Tattoo Artists.

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.

If you want a cross tattoo but you're not sure exactly which one or what style you want, you could start with something small or very basic and then add to it over time. It's advisable however to have some general idea of the direction you would like to go in before you get started.

Cross tattoos have different meanings to different people and are generally associated with religion. For some, not only the design of the cross tattoo itself is attractive but it is the act of getting the tattoo (also known as 'getting inked') placed on their body.

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.

There are many who make their cross tattoo choice based solely on their religious beliefs. Deciding on a tattoo is a very personal choice. It doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to understand that someone would ink a permanent reflection of their belief, into their skin, for the world to see.

Although less risqu these days, tattoos have always been known for their more sinister side and have been closely connected to the 'rougher' sides of our societies. Cross tattoos are at the center of this association seen depicted valiantly on members of groups such as street gangs and religious sects and cults. A lot of people however will get a tattoo purely to feel accepted.

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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