Tattoos or body modification art have been celebrated all over the world with various designs to depict a particular story or meaning. Out of thousands of tattoo possibilities, religious tattoos have been the most popular among people. For decades now, archaeologists have been discovering mummified remains which were covered in tattoos. A very famous mummy, Amunet, an Egyptian priestess, was discovered in the year 1891 who had tattoos all over her arms, legs, and underneath her belly button. In 5th century, a monk too had a tattoo on his thigh which read -Manin, the disciple of Jesus Christ. There have been countless discoveries of remains found all over the world with interesting tattoos on them. This says that religious tattoos have been around for centuries and are yet evolving as time passes.
Are you planning on getting a religious tattoo for yourself? If yes, then you have a big decision ahead of you. There isn't just one religion in this world that will make this process any easier. People choose to follow and believe in whichever religion they want, because it is our right, and getting a tattoo which indicates a very personal part of yourself is sacred. People who've had tattoos, want one (someday), or are strictly against them, they all will have different opinions and suggestions about these tattoos. But the main thing to focus on is how you look at the whole experience. If you are confident enough and wish to get a religious tattoo for yourself, then there's nothing or no one who can tell you otherwise.
Religious Tattoos for Men and Women
The love affair between men and tattoos is endless. Religion is a controversial topic to discuss over and when someone makes a visual remark over it, with the help of a tattoo, the message seems to come quite clearly. These tattoos are not something to hide or be ashamed of but to be worn proudly. Reinstating their faith and beliefs in Him can be overwhelming and finding the right quarter or full sleeve tattoo designs for men can become a daunting time.
These tattoos can be inspired by various cultures and beliefs. As the decision to follow a particular religion is not restricted, you can get any kind of tattoo you like. But first, proper research is necessary because in the long run, you won't be able to appreciate it. A tattoo, especially spiritual tattoos should speak to you and about what kind of a person you are. Only then can you actually wear it with pride and honor its meaning. To get these tattoos, we have put together some suggestions according to different cultures. Take a look.
One of the most popular and widely accepted tattoo designs, there are many different ideas you can work on. The face or even the portrait of Jesus Christ is often used. Apart from that, a Crucifix with rosary,Image of Madonna, an angel, praying hands, Celtic cross, or even the sacred heart can be inked. The main part about getting a tattoo is the design and what it wants to speak for you. Many people make sure that their tattoos don't resemble someone else's as tattoos are a sign of individuality. So let your religious tattoo have the same tone.
As we discussed above, Om is a popular religious tattoo that people can get inked on themselves. The followers of Buddhism also get tattoos of Buddha's face, the Bodhi tree, Buddha under Bodhi tree, a Stupa, a lotus, Buddha sitting on a lotus, or a Buddhist prayer tattoo. Any of these tattoo ideas can be used just as long as you believe in it. The reason is that you don't want to get a tattoo just for the heck of it or because you want to impress someone. In fact, tattoos are not supposed to be done with this kind of mindset.
I have seen people who don't follow Hinduism but have certain tattoos that depict the culture. There are many Gods and Goddesses in the Hindu culture that can inspire wonderfully designed, colorful tattoos. One of the most famous and sacred symbol in Indian religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism) is Om or Aum. The Devanagari font of writing Om is unique and mystical that attracts many. Apart from getting an Om on your arm, you can choose to get the image or face of Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, Goddess Saraswati on lotus, Lord Rama, or can even get a Hindu prayer phrases as well.
As you can see, you can get inspired by various cultures and get your very own religious sleeve tattoos. I would like to repeat myself here that getting a religious tattoo (or any tattoo for that matter) requires a lot of research, patience, and desire. If you don't do enough research, you soon may even begin to dislike it. If there isn't enough patience in your steps to get a tattoo, you might rush into it and get something you really didn't want or like. And if you don't desire a religious tattoo truly and deeply, then it's just a drawing on your body and not a reflection of your soul.