Christian Fish Symbol Tattoos

Christian Fish Symbol Tattoos

Jesus-Fish Tattoos One of the common symbols that are recognized worldwide today is the Jesus fish. This symbol is shaped like a fish, and the official name for it is ichthys or ichthus and these are Greek words. This sign is used by Christians and mainly resembles the outline of a fish. It’s thought that the fish symbol is used to represent Jesus because of the numerous times fish were talked about during the Bible. Additionally, many of the disciples of Jesus were known to be fishermen. A Jesus fish tattoo is symbolic of your Christianity and your strong faith in God. If you believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead and is the savior of the world, you may want to invest in a tattoo of this type. It’s common for both men and women to choose a Jesus fish tattoo. 48 Tattoo(s) Page 1 of 2 (48 total)12Next
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Christian Fish Symbol Tattoos

Besides the cross, there are other Christian images that are often used in Christian tattoos, Jesus fish tattoos are a great example. The Jesus fish (aka Ichthys) is a stylized fish symbol that is often used as a symbol of Christ.
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Christian Fish Symbol Tattoos

Flaming Jesus Fish Temporary TattooThis Christian fish temporary tattoo is a variation of the Jesus fish symbol. It is black and features flames coming off the body of the fish. The text is in all capital letters, but each letter varies in size, with the middle letters larger than the first and last letters. The Jesus fish or ichthys is a Koine Greek word that was taken as an acronym by early Christians to mean ‘Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior.’ It is an iconic Christian symbol that is commonly seen on bumper stickers and pendants. Wear it while traveling or attending classes. Afterward, remove it just as easily.
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Christian Fish Symbol Tattoos

Because some of us still tend to associate tattoos with a disreputable kind of people, it may surprise them to realize that Christian tattoos are extremely popular. Yes, Christians do get tattoos, and for many of them Christian tattoos represent a unique and personal way of keeping Christian iconography and religious imagery close at hand.
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Christian Fish Symbol Tattoos

One of the common symbols that are recognized worldwide today is the Jesus fish. This symbol is shaped like a fish, and the official name for it is ichthys or ichthus and these are Greek words. This sign is used by Christians and mainly resembles the outline of a fish. It’s thought that the fish symbol is used to represent Jesus because of the numerous times fish were talked about during the Bible. Additionally, many of the disciples of Jesus were known to be fishermen. A Jesus fish tattoo is symbolic of your Christianity and your strong faith in God. If you believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead and is the savior of the world, you may want to invest in a tattoo of this type. It’s common for both men and women to choose a Jesus fish tattoo.
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Christian Fish Symbol Tattoos

The Jesus fish was known by the early Christians as a secret symbol: believers would draw one arc of the fish in the dirt, if a stranger drew the second arc, they knew they could trust each other. Even today, the Jesus fish is a symbol that shows that the bearer is a Christian.

Christian Fish Symbol Tattoos

Nowadays, because tattooing has gone mainstream, religious tattoos are not just for gang members – not by a long shot. Tattoos of Christian symbols, such as the cross and the ‘Jesus fish’, are a common way for Christians to express their faith. And it doesn’t stop there – people use religious tattoos to express a great variety of religious views.
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Christian Fish Symbol Tattoos

Angels are beings that are loved all over the world, and the world’s tattoos reflect this affection. People from every background choose angel tattoos to display their Christian faith and/or their belief in these beings of light. Angel tattoos are popular among women, but plenty of men also seek out angels for their tattoo designs.
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These Christian tattoos are usually rather complex, many involve a tattooed image of a saint, Jesus, or the Virgin Mary. Hispanic tattoos often feature words as well, usually a Bible verse, perhaps accompanied by a loved one’s name. Many Mexican gang members have multiple elaborate tattoos, allowing the individual to literally wear his identity and emotions on his skin, if not his sleeve!
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Christian tattoos are the most popular form of religious tattoos, especially in North and South America. Mexican and other Latin gangs have been using Christian symbols in their tattoo art for generations, believing in the protection that these images can give.
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Religious tattoos are one of the oldest forms of tattooing. Besides identification, decoration and social ranking, early tattoos definitely had a spiritual purpose. Tribal tattoos offered protection from the gods, even in the afterlife.
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Some Christian cross tattoos show Jesus on the cross (crucifix), while others show the cross – often with realistic wood graining – with a crown of thorns hung over one arm. Other cross tattoos consist of crossed nails – big, rough looking nails like those that were used to hang Jesus on the cross.
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The reason ankle rosary bead tattoos are so popular nowadays is because Nicole Richie, American actress and socialite, has one on her left foot. She is the daughter of pop singer Lionel Richie and best friends with Paris Hilton, with whom she stars in the tv series “The Simple Life”. Nicole Richie has other Christian tattoos as well: the word “virgin” on her wrist, angel wings on her back and a cross on her lower back.
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Hispanic Christian tattoos – often gang related – are an intriguing sub-group. If you know anything about the culture, you won’t be too surprised to learn that most Mexicans and other Hispanic people, even if they are involved in gangs or other criminal activities, are deeply religious and rely on their Christian symbols to both identify and protect them.
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Unlike the Jewish faith, Christianity does not have any rule against tattooing, except to caution young people to be modest with regard to the image they embody in the world. So, as long as it is tasteful and appropriate, a Christian tattoo is a powerful symbol that resonates with a lot of Christian youth.
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Rosary tattoos are also a popular type of religious tattoos. Rosaries (aka prayer beads) are used in various religions (Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism) to count repetitions of prayers. The Catholic rosary has 54 + 5 additional beads.
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Another type of lettering tattoos that are high in demand are Hebrew lettering tattoos. Jesus and his Apostles, family and early followers were Jews, so it’s not hard to see why someone wants a tattoo of his favorite Bible verse in Hebrew script.
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Arabic writing tattoos are trendy nowadays, also in the west. They are not all religious tattoos though. Besides verses from the Koran, a lot of people want their lover’s name, their own name or favorite quote translated into Arabic script.
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Among so-called ‘fringe’ religions, religious tattoos are also common. A great example is the neo-pagan movement that has been gaining momentum in North America and Europe during the past couple of decades. Wiccans and other neo-pagans are great fans of tattoos, and many religious symbols can be found among their favored tattoo images.
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Some people opt for a far more elaborate figure of Jesus with plenty of color and detail. This can include the facial features of Jesus, plenty of beard details, the folds of his robes and even his sandals. These detailed tattoos may feature the kind eyes of Jesus that are a symbol of his loving nature.
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The Star of David, named after king David of ancient Israel, is a symbol of Judaism. It is also a symbol of Israel (the star is in the Israeli flag) and Zionism.
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Blame (or credit) hipster pastors like Carl Lentz, superstar Christian athletes like Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick, and pop stars like Justin Bieber — or just look to Millennials, who may be the most tatted generation ever. Pew reports that nearly 4 in 10 Millennials sport a tattoo, many of them multiple tattoos. Sure, Pew also reports declining religious adherence among young adults today. But if they are going to church less, many of them are yet wearing religion on their (full) sleeves — and everywhere else on their bodies.
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When many people think of a Christian tattoo, they think of Jesus tattoos. The image of Jesus is one that is known all over the world, and it can make a breathtaking tattoo image.
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Angel tattoos are a kind of religious tattoo that is popular, especially among females. Angels act as messengers between heaven and earth. They appear in the Christian, Judaic and Islamic belief.
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A Jesus fish tattoo is mostly worn in its conventional form, i.e. with the two arcs intersecting each other at the tails because it is not considered a good thing to be flashy with the holy symbols. They are meant to be like that only. However, now a days, experiments and colors are also included for some beauty and zing. Here we have a collection of 25 tattoo designs with the Jesus fish in varied forms and shapes. If you are in search of some creative ideas, having a look at it would go a long way in serving your purpose.

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