It is quite common to see people wearing religious symbols by way of tattoos. However, in the present times, the religious tattoos have acquired a new meaning. They are being worn as style statements too. Everyone wearing them has a personal interpretation which may be quite different from the interpretation or meaning it is associated with. There is one such tattoo that has come a long way from being a religious and mysterious symbol to a modern stylish carving. It goes by the name of pentacle tattoo.
The pentacle tattoo has been associated with Wicca, the modern pagan religion. The pentagram figure that looks like an encircled star is known to be an accompanying symbol of the witches but some people also believe that it represents the five elements from which our body is made. Well, in the modern context, pentacle tattoo has come to possess other meanings too. It is more than what has been stated above and is also worn for its aesthetic look. People get it carved with other motifs and designs that have a quite different personal meaning. Look into these 20 pentacle tattoos and you will know the ins and outs in a better manner.
Pentacle tattoo drawn on hand in black along with floral pattern emerging from edges.
The five points of the pentacle represent the four sacred elements (earth, air, fire, water) with the 5th (top) point representing consciousness, or the human spirit. The circular black & white symbols around the pentacle in the above-mentioned tattoo are simply images depicting the phases of the moon. -Further, Wiccans do not believe in the devilâ€“the existence of Satan is a Christian belief. The main â€˜commandmentsâ€ in Wicca are â€œharm noneâ€ and the Law of Three, which basically means â€œwhat goes around comes aroundâ€ â€“only whatever you send out comes back multiplied by three. Lastly, wiccans believe that all of nature and life is sacred, and should be treated with the highest respect and care. These values and symbols are hardly â€œmysteriousâ€ nor â€œevil.â€
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