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Permanent Impressions
(304) 545-2735
17 S Gate Rd
Charleston, WV
 
Artistic Advantage
(304) 720-9064
300 Washington St W
Charleston, WV
 
Danny's Ancient Art Tattoo Studio Inc
(304) 925-8240
3812 Maccorkle Ave Se
Charleston, WV
 
Wizard's Illusions Tattoo & Piercing
(304) 768-4830
4902 Maccorkle Ave.
South Charleston, WV
 
Bare Knuckles Tattoos
(304) 925-8240
9111 Maccorkle Ave
Marmet, WV
 
Heretic Tattoo
(304) 746-9465
320 7th Ave
Charleston, WV
 
Artistic Advantage
(304) 720-9064
300 Washington St W
Charleston, WV
 
Artistic Creations Tattooing
(304) 744-6207
2252 Roxalana Rd
Dunbar, WV
 
Dancing Bear Tattoo Studio
(304) 776-3313
5165 Big Tyler Rd Ste 205
Charleston, WV
 
Atomic Ink Tattoos and Piercings
(304) 755-ATOM
808 Main Avenue
Nitro, WV
 

Christian tattoos

Rosary tattoos

Christian Tattoos - You can credit large numbers of evangelical Christians for helping to make religious tattoos one of the most popular sectors of the current tattoo industry. Approximately 20% of the tattoos inked in North America today are religious in nature, which is to say that the wearer sees their body art as a way to get closer to their concept of God and proclaim their faith.

The most popular symbols of choice for most Christians are Crosses , Angels , Doves , and Praying Hands . With these images they are looking to more permanently express their individuality, identity and faith. They have put the famous biblical prohibition well behind them ( Leviticus 19:28 ) as their churches adopt modern movements like rock and roll to attract youth to the altar.

Religious images

Symbols of Roman Catholicism are also extremely popular among certain segments of the faithful and within Latino culture you will see Rosary Beads , the Madonna, the Crucifixion, the Crown of Thorns and Sacred Hearts prominently featured along with the more standard Crosses and Angels .

Religious images

Modern Christians seeking historical precedent for their religious tattoos can look back to Anglo-Saxon culture. Tattoos were then so common that the Council of Northumberland (787 AD) passed legislation to restrict the practice. The biblical passage in Leviticus 19:28 notwithstanding, Christian tattoos, escaped the prohibition.

A little later, during the tenth, eleventh and twelfth centuries, the Crusaders went into battle with a small cross tattooed on the back of the hand or the arm, which was a virtual lifeline to their eternal salvation. Pilgrims who made a successful pilgrimage to Jerusalem marked the occasion with a tattoo which they could then show the folks back home. The tattoo was the mark of the most faithful.

Religious tattoo ideas

The impact and adoption of Christian symbols and designs would have been hard to restrict, in any case. Think of the Last Supper, portraits of Jesus and Mary, and of course the decorations that proliferate within the primary place of worship - indeed, God's House - the Church itself. What credible rationale could shame a believer into not wearing marks that supported their own true belief - marks and symbols that proliferated because of the patronage of the leaders of the Church? As mentioned earlier, pilgrims to Jerusalem typically tattooed themselves with the date of their pilgrimage, or had more elaborate souvenirs inked to commemorate their journey. ...

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