Cross Tattoo Designs
The cross, or crucifix is one of the worlds oldest and most widely used symbols. In fact, cross designs even predate Christianity, and at that time symbolized elements of nature. For these reasons, it’s easy to see why cross tattoo designs are so popular.
The cross is a very simple symbol, and it lends itself to a huge variety of potential tattoo designs. For example the four arms of the cross can represent the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) each pointing to the central point of life’s synthesis.
There are also celtic cross tattoo designs characterized by traditional Celtic knotwork. Medieval designs such as St. Andrew’s Cross tattoos, the Knight’s Templar cross tattoos, and St Peter’s cross tattoos are also quite popular.
When considering a cross tattoo, an important consideration is the fact that it is composed of long straight lines. This means it needs to be placed in a spot that won’t undergo a lot of skin or muscle movement, as this will distort and wobble the straight lines of the cross.