Religious Fish Tattoo

Religious Fish Tattoo

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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Religious Fish Tattoo

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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Religious Fish Tattoo

Just 10 years ago, sociologists at Texas Tech found that “strength of religious faith” correlated weakly with “having a tattoo, being interested in tattoos, or being likely to get a (or another) tattoo.” But in 2014, that no longer seems to be the case.
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Religious Fish Tattoo

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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Religious Fish Tattoo

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.
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Religious Fish Tattoo

The history of fish tattoos goes back to the beginning of our era. The image of an anchor and fishes was a symbol of Christians, therefore, the paramount importance of fish tattoos was religious.
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Religious Fish Tattoo

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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Religious Fish Tattoo

Rosary tattoo designs are often combined with praying hands, a heart, a cross or with words, usually a Bible quote or verse. The most popular body parts to have a rosary tattoo are the ankles, hands and neck.
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Tattoos of the Virgin Mary are generally drawn with clean, simple lines and is an easy tattoo to draw for a very small tattoo as well as for a larger one. Few details are needed other than a simple garment, a veil and the hands and face of Mary.
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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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The internet is filled with the evidence of religious ink’s rise. We’ve been passing images around the office, and here are seven of our favorite categories. (We’re sticking to Christians for this list, but to be sure, religious tattoos are a multi-faith phenomenon.)
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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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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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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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Many nations have connected fishes with the water, which is a fundamental principle of everything in nature. In Eastern culture, fishes denoted an ardent nature and a physical fertility, whereas in Buddhism fish ornaments connoted the liberation from earthly passions.
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For Indians, two fishes represent a loving couple and in Japan, only brave and fearless people decorated their bodies with fish figures. Many African tribes reckoned that the souls of dead warriors turned to fishes and swam in the river of the underworld.
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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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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.

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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