Many people decide to take the plunge with using a religious theme for permanent tattoos as a way of honoring their faith or religious devotion. Shown and listed below are several high quality religious tattoos.
The Blessed Mother
This tattoo has remarkable detail and incredible colors that showcase the Virgin Mary in an array of bright reds, blues and a bouquet of red roses. Interestingly, this tattoo has been placed alongside this woman's leg. Some traditions feature the Virgin Mary with different colored robes around her head. In this image, we see her robe as a bright scarlet.
Although this tattoo has been created in black and white, it most certainly reveals that the tattooist had an eye for exquisite detail. With proper shading that wasn't overdone, this image reveals the right amount of shading where it's needed while allowing the proper highlights to be left as they are. Together, it makes for the right amount of light and dark contrasts.
This provocative tattoo most definitely stirs the emotional channel of how we relate to the Pope and what his allegiance to Catholicism represents. At first glance, we are struck by the depth of color and detail of his face. Using hints of green, purple, shades of orange, red and even a slight bit of black, we are drawn to pay attention to his eyes first and foremost. This image could provoke both positive emotions or otherwise but is surely a respectable piece for its attention to detail.
While many tattoos that pertain to religious themes show Jesus Christ as a popular choice, this one depicts incredible detail that especially focuses on his expression and sparkle of his eyes. A simple black and white color spectrum with appropriate shading makes this arm piece pop.
In Eastern religions, we see many Hindu tattoos honoring Lord Ganesh. This tattoo has remarkable color and detail, showcasing strong highlights of bright lime green, accents of white and backdrop colors of red, yellow and orange. A great shoulder piece.
Many Shiva tattoos feature a more traditional pose. However, in this interpretation, Shiva is seen in a meditative position while maintaining the tradition of featuring Shiva in a soft turquoise blue shade.
This cross tattoo is quite unique, in that, it features the cross in the form of the nails that were driven into the hands of the Christ. The tattooist didn't skip other details either, while using proper shading, highlights and even concentration of red with shading to showcase what appears to be the image of blood.
The Djinn and Angel Combined
This tattoo is a very creative mixture of both Christian and Islamic traditional themes. Depicted by the well known lamp that houses a Genie or Djinn in Islamic tradition, we see that it is also part angel which is traditional in Christianity. This back piece has been carefully created, using strong black lines for a detailed outline which takes nothing away from the expression and movement of this etheric being.