Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Cross Tattoos History

History of Crosses

It is not known when the first cross image was made. However, after circles, crosses are on of the first symbols drawn by children of all cultures. As a basic design motif, the cross has appeared in pottery, weaving, carving and painting artifact of many ancient cultures. Cross symbols were used in the older, pagan religions.

The cross was used in the ancient world as a symbol of execution by crucifixion. And it became an important part of the Christian liturgy and art as a symbol of Jesus Christ's death. This Christian symbol is a long vertical bar intersected at right angles, usually about 2/3rds up by a shorter horizontal bar.

The Christians made a sign of the cross with the right hand both to profess their faith and to bestow a blessing. The early Christian clergy used small hand-held crosses to bestow blessings. Crosses were carried in holy processions. Later on, crosses were placed on altars in churches and erected outdoors in markets and along roads.

In spite of the fact that many folks associate tattoos with the disreputable sort of folks, Christian tattoos are immensely popular. These tattoos are a very unique and personal way for the bearer to identify with their Christian faith.

Scorpio Tattoo Designs

Statistically Scorpio tattoo designs are looked for more than any other astrological sign, to understand why; we have to delve into some of your traits.

As a sign you have enormous reserves of energy. This can be presented in either a positive or negative way. Positively this makes you a very big achiever as you're literally driven to get what ever it is you want. This energy used negatively, however, makes you brooding, secretive, resentful and dark.

You'll fluctuate between these, I'm sure. But fundamentally you are very deep and mysterious compared to us other 11 signs! But as far as the latest popular art work on tattoo galleries is concerned, Scorpios are very good customers!

A sample of top tattoo designs around at the moment include:


I'm sure that some of those will appeal to you. Of course there are thousands more than that to choose from.

Your own astrological symbol is the scorpion and many Scorpio tattoo designs incorporate this, as well as the astrological glyph (which is basically the letter M with a curled up last leg with an arrow head on it, symbolizing the sting in the tail!)

The latest tribal, Celtic & Goth artwork looks fantastic with this symbolism.

But, don't just take my word for it.

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