Cross designs were also found in the ancient pagan era, as the supernatural power was denoted by cross-like designs during those times. It is also a symbol of ancient Greek, Egyptian, as well the Aztec culture.
Cross tattoos are very versatile and they can really be a personal form of expression, as they come in such a large variety of designs and styles. They are supposedly a 'safe' design ― a design that will not create any drama as cross is a socially accepted symbol, and yet they are unique.
The reason behind this is also simple ― they can be simple at times, along with being distinct and can suit almost any part of the body. Selecting it can reduce the element of shock to a pleasant surprise. There are relatively simple designs that are less painful, while there are complex ones as well, that give you a lot more variety.
There are many tattoo designs of Christian as well as non-Cristian designs that can attract an amateur. The Aztec cross, Gothic cross, Chinese cross, Greek cross, Burgundy cross all these small cross tattoos are pretty attractive and unique.
Other popular designs are the Celtic cross, the Russian orthodox cross, crusader's cross, the cross of triumph, Saint James cross, Byzantine cross, the Latin cross, the Maltese cross, etc.
Small cross tattoos for girls are the ideal choice. They are small and so, they sound much more intuitive and can be feminine as well. If decided, they can be a great form of personal expression.
Remember Drew Barrymore's cross tattoo covered with vines? It is merely an example, as there are many experiments that one can do to make it more distinct and personal. Try putting your initials or a simple wrap of ribbon around the small cross. It sounds distinct and unique at the same time. So, think creativity and find out a cool design for yourself.
Next factor is selecting the small cross and its placement. Do all the homework about the crosses and the exact small tattoo that you want. The word 'cross' holds different perceptions in the minds of different people, so it will be better if you convey 'your' side of the perception to the tattoo artist. This will make it more personal and satisfactory.
When it comes to finding a location for it, there are several body parts that get changed with the passing time. So, make sure you choose the place, where it can be timeless and as beautiful as a new one!
There are many places that can be 'cross tattooed' though, like armband, wrist, ankles, hip, and lower back as well. Always keep in mind that the tattoo is after all the ultimate expression of your faith and personality.