Small Cross Tattoo designs are small but have deep meanings. Sometimes, they are just simple crosses, and sometimes they are elaborately done on a small-scale. Most often the tattoos represent Christian faith, but sometimes they have other meanings too. You will be surprised to know that besides the traditional Latin cross, there are different other types of crosses like the Celtic cross, the Babylonian cross, the Egyptian cross among others.
The Latin cross is the commonest kind of cross tattoo. The cross can be done in a simple manner, or in elaborate artistic detail. It is interesting to note that although the cross is instantly associated with Christianity, yet it is essentially a pre-Christianity symbol. For instance, ancient alchemists used it to represent the four elements, air, water, earth and fire with the cross. Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians had their own cross symbols too. However, as Jesus was crucified on a cross, the cross tattoo is almost universally accepted as a sign of the pain that the Prophet went through. Before choosing the cross tattoo for your body, you should make sure that you know the meaning of the cross. There is also the Judas Priest cross and the inverted cross that are among the cross designs of sinister appeal. However, although many believe that the inverted cross is a Satanist symbol, Christian faith assigns it to the cross of St. Peter. Besides being religious symbol, the cross may also have other meanings too. For example, the red cross is a symbol of the medical profession.
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