The cross is an enigmatic symbol in the way it pulls contraries together. The horizontal and the vertical lines come together in the neat shape of a Christian cross. With their primitive energy and bold natural style, tribal art gives a whole new expression to the cross.
When it comes to religious tattoos, a cross is a popular symbol. It is inked to express themes such as the sacrifice of Jesus, deep faith in religion and a belief in the power of good. Inspired by tribal designs, the cross can become a truly powerful and interesting motif. There are a variety of tribal art forms that inspire tattoos depicting a cross. Be it in terms of bold lines done in a black curvy pattern, or an intricate combination of ornate strokes, a cross make for a very expressive design. Tribal Cross Tattoo Designs show how the free play of lines and symbols in tribal art, can give a rich look to a cross. Whether inspired by New Zealand Maori art, or the ancient art of Mexico, the patterns tell a story about the community of their origin. The colors of Mexico, the mysterious symbolism of Celtic art, and the sensuous spirit of Maori art, come out in tattoo designs.
This fiery cross on the finger is styled in a neat red and black design.
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