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Uptown Ink
(865) 435-4658
525 Main St
Oliver Springs, TN
 
Mythical Markings
(865) 450-9121
120 S Peters Rd Ste 12
Knoxville, TN
 
Bryan Douglas Adams
(865) 882-5935
518 Walden Ave
Harriman, TN
 
Bryan Douglas Adams
(865) 882-5935
518 Walden Ave
Harriman, TN
 
Evolution Body Art
(865) 584-4414
6910 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
 
Uptown Ink
(865) 435-4658
525 Main St
Oliver Springs, TN
 
Uptown Ink
(865) 882-9245
227 Morgan Ave
Harriman, TN
 
Lc Ink
(865) 816-3451
802 E Bdwy
Lenoir City, TN
 
Dusty Hill
(865) 988-6070
19668 Highway 11 E St F
Lenoir City, TN
 
Mythical Markings
(865) 450-9121
5415 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
 

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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