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Cross Moline Tattoos Missoula MT

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The Dream Machine
(406) 721-4078
2400 Eaton St
Missoula, MT
 
Painless Steel Tattooing
(406) 728-1191
1701 S 5Th St W
Missoula, MT
 
Painless Steel Tattooing
(406) 728-1191
1701 S 5th St W
Missoula, MT
 
The Dream Machine
(406) 721-4078
2400 Eaton St
Missoula, MT
 
American Made Tattoo
(406) 721-3830
234 W Front St
Missoula, MT
 
Craig Daniels
(406) 549-4846
2349 South Ave W
Missoula, MT
 
Altered Skin Tattoos & Body Piercing
(406) 549-8544
103 Brooks
Missoula, MT
 
Altered Skin Tattoo Studio
(406) 549-8544
103 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
 
Altered Skin Tattoo Studio
(406) 549-8544
103 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
 
Bombshell Tattoos
(406) 830-3135
904 Kensington Ave
Missoula, MT
 

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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