The cross, a geometrical figure consisting of two lines perpendicular to each other, dividing one or two of the lines in half, is one of the most ancient human symbols. Used by many religions, most notably Christianity, the cross was introduced to English in the 10th century.
Most people associated the cross as a Roman torture device, the Latin Crux, where a person was nailed to a wooden cross, an act called crucifying and left to die of exposure or starvation/dehydration whilst hanging from the cross.
The long history of the cross and its notable meaning has taken the tattoo world by storm and cross tattoo designs have become increasingly popular amongst enthusiasts of all ages. Cross tattoos have been seen on the likes of celebrities worldwide, including pop stars Justin Timerlake and Robbie Williams.
The Celtic cross is definately one of the most attractive types of cross tattoo out there today. The intricate design is sexy yet beautiful and adaptable to all shapes and sizes. However, other popular styles, such as tribal designs, have also been implemented into cross tattoos. The shape has evolved from something simple into designs that are far more detailed and desirable to the influential youth of today.
March 22 2008 07:34 am