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Gunslinger Tattoo Parlor
(706) 722-6211
1160 Broad St
Augusta, GA
 
Gunslinger Tattoo Parlor
(706) 722-6211
908 Broad St
Augusta, GA
 
Gunslinger Tattoo Parlor
(706) 722-6211
1160 Broad St
Augusta, GA

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Elite Ink Tattoos
(843) 448-4708
702 Seaboard St Unit F
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Robert's Tattoo Studio
(843) 332-1111
601 W. Bobo Newsom Hwy.
Hartsville, SC
Hours
Tues-Thur 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-10. Closed Sunday and appointments only on Mondays.

Tribal Urge Inc
(706) 823-0022
523 Broad St
Augusta, GA
 
1St Amendment Tattoo
(706) 828-6744
126 9th St
Augusta, GA
 
Animated Canvas Custom Tattoo
(803) 758-6002
1209 Park St.
Columbia, SC
Hours
Tues-Sat: 2pm-10pm,

Magnetizm Tattoo & Body Piercing
(803) 419-4700
7345 Parklane Rd
Columbia, SC
 
Tattoo Machine
(864) 261-7208
2624 Concord Rd
Anderson, SC
 
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Papal Cross tattoos

Papal Cross Tattoos - Kings have their sceptre, bishops have their crosier, and the Roman pontiff has his Papal Cross. It's a baton of command or authority, an emblem of his papal office. When carried by the Pope, it is held in his left hand so that he might confer blessings with his right. In this way, the papal cross is used much as an archbishop would use his crosier.

The papal cross is a staff with three horizontal bars. Each bar gets successively shorter in length as they reach the top. Since the archbishop carries a two-barred cross, it seems only natural that the pope's higher rank would demand more bars.

So, what do the three bars represent? Some say that they stand for the three crosses on Calvary. Or, as in the Byzantine Cross, the bars may represent features of the cross upon which Christ was crucified-the titulus, the patibulum, and the suppedaneum.

Papal cross carried by the Pope Three is a powerful number in spiritual matters. Most obviously, three is the Trinity; The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Theological virtues and tenets come in threes: faith, hope, and charity, for example. Or the three realms over which the Pope has responsibility: temporal, spiritual and material.

The bars might also symbolize the Pope's multiple responsibilities of priest, teacher, and community leader. Or do they represent the Pope's three-fold jurisdictional authority as Bishop of Rome, Patriarch of the West, and successor of St. Peter?

Yes to all of the above.

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