Religious Tattoos

Thousands of people around the world have tattoos that have a religious meaning. In Christianity, tattoos commonly include Bible verses or iconic scenes from Christian history. One of the most popular religious Christian tattoo of a Bible verse is John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Common scenes from Christian history that are depicted in religious tattoos are the Crucifixion of Christ and The Last Supper. Jewish religious tattoos often feature the Star of David which is a symbol of Jewish identity. Other religious Jewish tattoos include Hebrew text from the Tanakh, also known as the Hebrew Bible. Hindu religious tattoos are often brightly colored and display the various Hindu gods and goddesses. Goddess Saraswati, a figure included in some religious Hindu tattoos, is the Hindu goddess of music, art and beauty. Lord Shiva is a common figure among Hindu religious tattoos because he is also known as "The Destroyer."

Just like Jewish and Christian religious tattoos, Hindu tattoos often include Hindu religious texts and prayers. Lord Ganesha, who has the face of an elephant, is one of the most popular gods portrayed in Hindu religious tattoos because he is the god of success and prosperity. Despite the controversial stance some religions take on tattoos, religious tattoos can be found in almost any religion across the globe:

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