There are many different symbols out there in the body art world, but one of the most popular is the cross design. Tattoos of crosses designs can be found in many different forms, and are easily customizable. The most popular of all, of the cross symbols for a tattoo, is actually the Latin cross. The Latin cross is what we know to be the Christian cross.
This may make you think that all crosses are religious in nature, but that is not always the case. Tattoos of crosses can be symbols of religion or it can simply be a symbol of ones spirituality which does not necessarily have anything to do with religion.
Men are probably the largest group that wear tattoos of cross designs, but they are not alone. Many women also sport crosses, and it is the versatility of cross body-art that make them so popular for men and women alike. Throughout history there have been many different crosses, and this history is yet another factor that makes cross tattoos so mouldable to different people's tastes.
Arguably the most popular of all cross tattoos the Christian cross is a symbol on the Christian faith. This is a symbol that is used to remember how Jesus Christ died on the cross at the hand of the Romans.
The cross does not symbolize his death though. Instead it is a symbol of how he rose from the dead to be resurrected.
Within Christian cross tattoos designs there is a great deal of variety. What you choose to get is largely a personal choice. The Latin cross is the most basic cross. This is simply a vertical line intersecting with a horizontal line at the middle of each line. If you are looking for something a bit more literal you can find a crucifix. This style of crosses features Jesus on the wooden cross.