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Appetite For Ink Tattoo Studio
(319) 364-7558
3223 16th Ave. S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Tattoo Magic
(319) 363-3908
1116 Center Point Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Appetite For Ink Tattoo Studio
(319) 364-7558
1500 6Th St Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
ArBuckle's Tattoo & Piercing Emporium
(319) 363-1242
99-16Th Avenue Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Hardcore Tattoo
(319) 396-1737
1601 6th St Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Hardcore Tattoo
(319) 396-1737
212 Edgewood Rd Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Arbuckles Tattoo && Piercing Emporium
(319) 363-1242
99 16Th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Arbuckles Tattoo & Piercing Emporium
(319) 363-1242
99 16th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
The Ink Spot Studio Llc
(319) 573-8337
124 Ne Collins Rd.
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Tattoo Shop
(319) 364-2993
111 13Th St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
 

Cross Moline tattoos

Cross Moline Tattoos - In English heraldry, the cross moline is a design element that identifies the eighth son in a succession of inheritors. Each of the four arms of the cross moline peel off into a pair of curls at the end, producing eight points.

Design elements in heraldry, like the cross in its many variations, were originally a system of identifying combatants when their faces were hidden behind iron masks and helmets.

In French, the cross moline is known as the Croix Fourche, for its forked appearance.

The cross' shape derives from the piece of iron that supports the upper millstone of a corn-mill. In French, the word for mill is mouline. Hence, 'moline'. The Latin word molere means 'to grind'. It's not surprising that this cross is sometimes called a Millstone Cross or Miller's Cross.

A Christian point of view interprets the eight tips of the cross moline as the eight beatitudes. The cross may also have been identified with Luis Molina, a Spanish Jesuit who radically argued (in the 16th century) that God's grace was enough to sanctify the soul-even while man exercised free will.

Cross Inspiration Gallery - Click here to get inspired! As a tattoo design and symbols, the Moline Cross has a wonderful gothic feel and appearance, alluding to both the spiritual and to a time in history long since past. So if knights, fair maidens, jousting tournaments, slaying dragons and renaissance fairs hold great appeal, this may be just the cross design you are looking for.

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