65 Christian Tattoos for Religious Men and Women!

Although Christian tattoos were first sighted in the 6th and 7th centuries they are still one of the most popular & in-demand tattoos among enthusiasts.

There are also some Christians who stand against tattooing on their skins based on Hebrew Prohibition. Still, they are some of the gorgeous and superb tattoos available today.

These tattoos contain symbols, texts, portraits, etc. They give the sense of suffering and the struggle to break free. It also inspires one to transform oneself and seek redemption.

In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about these tattoos and their meanings. We’ll also explore some eye-catching designs for you to try.

 

65 Ideas for Christian Tattoos

There are countless variations of Christian tattoos. They are often easily combined with other tattoo styles. Each design can have some extra meaning depending on the person’s liking. Here are some of the best Christian tattoos to inspire your next design.

 

Christian Fish Tattoo

Christian fish tattoos are drawn based on the Ichthus symbol. It is a sign marked with two arcs that joins with one another and creates a fish-like design.

 

1. Ichthus Cross

 

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The front of the Ichthus symbol contains a small cross that symbolizes the eye of the fish. It represents the faith Christians have in the symbol.

 

2. The Ichthus

 

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The forearm of the woman is inked with a clean design of the Ichthus symbol. The bold color creates a beautiful contrast against her hand.

 

3. Tail Cross

 

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The backend of this Christian symbol is accompanied by a cross but when the hand will stay natural it’ll represent an inverted cross which might be disturbing for some Christians.

 

Christian Sleeve Tattoos

Christian sleeve tattoos represent the era when European Christians were enslaved by the Muslims of North Africa. They are a piece of the historical moment.

 

4. Chained Enslaved Person

 

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Source: doves_and_serpents

A Christian person with godlike physic is carrying two heavy beams made of stones. The chains have him shackled. An amazing Christian tattoo that reminds of the dark times.

 

5. Lion & Goat

 

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A mythical goat with wings is at the bottom and the lion is protecting the goat on the top. The flower hides the ferocious acts of the lion from the tiny creature. A piece that shares the same old Christian value of protecting the week.

 

6. Slave’s Messenger

 

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A Dove is acting as the messenger of the enslaved Christian. The bird will carry out his thought to the viewers. An extraordinary tattoo with great details.

 

Christian Temporary Tattoos

Tattoos that can be easily removed and contain a slight touch of Christianity are considered Christian temporary tattoos. They are very affordable and are preferred by people who only want a design that they want to carry on for a few time.

 

7. Be Still

 

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Stillness is recognized as the ultimate form of self-control and peace. Christian tattoos typically embrace that thought. If you have a skinny arm this design on the side of your wrist will look phenomenal.

 

8. Saved

 

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A small sunflower is accompanied by the word “Saved”. It indicates that the flower has been rescued from something terrible. The flower in this piece is a representation of a person’s soul.

 

9. Transformed Butterfly

 

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Source: promisedland_co

A delicate butterfly is placed on the inner forearm of this man. The word redeemed goes well with the butterfly as it grew from being a small insect to a beautiful one that most people love. One of the best temporary Christian tattoos for anyone looking for an inner forearm piece.

 

Small Christian Tattoos

Typically small tattoos are preferred by people with thin hands and those who need to easily hide their tattoos for unavoidable reasons. However, these tattoos can be very cute and carry a minimalistic vibe with them.

 

10. Mother & Child

 

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A Christian mother can be seen carrying a child. She also has green grass on the other hand. Most likely she is working in a field. The love of a mother for her child in her hands is clearly visible in this tattoo.

 

11. Cross & Signs

 

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A design made out of the cross and straight lines has formed an amazing design. The sun in the background adds more depth to the design on this man’s chest.

 

12. Cute Chihuahua

 

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A portrait of a chihuahua’s head is on the biceps of this person’s hand. The dog has its tongue out and looks at you with dazzling eyes. This shows the love for pets of this faith-full person.

 

Christian Forearm Tattoos

Forearms have a clean surface that is very visible to the audience. This face is also relatively less painful to get. Usually, they contain texts and portrait designs.

 

13. Text Cross

 

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A cross tattoo with text is at the center of this man’s forearm. The texts contain writings that show faith and trust in god. One of the best Christian tattoos made out of texts.

 

14. Praying Woman

 

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A woman with a gorgeous design is the center of this piece. She has her praying hands tied together with her head down. She is showing faith and trust in god. A representation of true Christian beliefs.

 

15. Negative Cross

 

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A cross tattoo is drawn with the help of negative space. There are few flowers surrounding this cross. It pops out from the messy background. However, it is best suited for men with strong forearms.

 

Christian Symbol Tattoos

Christian tattoos are usually filled with many religious and cryptic symbols. These tattoos are often had to be deciphered and need a few moments to understand properly.

 

16. Alpha Omega

 

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Source: jonesing.ink

The two ends of this Christian chest tattoo have two symbols. One is the “Alpha” symbol & the other one is the “Omega” symbol. They are spread in two quadrants.

 

17. Yin & Yang Ankle

 

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Yin & yang stand for balance between good and evil. It is one of the most common beliefs of the Christian religion. It is a good representation of the religious belief of the Christians.

 

18. Cross Symbol Transition

 

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The upper portion of this cross is inked with bold black ink but the lower section slowly transitions to a more symbolic design. A combination of both Christian and symbol tattoo design.

 

Christian Fish Symbol Tattoo

Christian fish aka the Ichthus sign is usually accompanied by some other symbol to add more value to them. They typically contain a symbol that also represents Christianity. However, there are always some exceptions like texts, names, etc.

 

19. Tiny Cross Eye

 

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The front of this Ichthus has a small cross symbol that looks like its eyes. The symbol has some texture to its body. A simple Christian tattoo is suitable for thighs and arms.

 

20. Ichthus Sign

 

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An elegant Ichthus sign is drawn on the side of his hand. The symbol itself is facing downwards. It’s suitable for any Christian with fair skin. It’s also small in size & easy to get inked.

 

21. IXOYE

 

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A minimal tattoo with the Christian symbol “Ichthus” is inked on the forearm of this young man. The symbol contains a string of texts that doesn’t make any sense to ordinary people.

 

Christian Chest Tattoo

Christianity is often represented in chest tattoos. Many symbols such as a cross, Bible, & praying believers are inked on the chest along with some other combination. They are typically large in size and a bit painful.

 

22. Cross Wings

 

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The holy cross symbol has a wing attached to it. A true representation of Christian beliefs.

 

23. Rabbit Carrier

 

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Source: lumentattoo

A rabbit is often associated with good luck. The religious man with a hood is carrying the rabbit in his arms. It indicates that religious beliefs & good luck are tied with the same bond.

 

24. Cursed Cross

 

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A magnificent design is visible on this tattoo. The cross seems to be made out of gold and is accompanied by two roses. But the ribbon has a text that says “SUFFER WELL”. One of the very few Christian tattoos with a quote.

 

Christian Hand Tattoos

Christian tattoos for hand are a sign of authority and having control over one’s emotions. They are some of the most common tattoo ideas for Christian-themed designs.

 

25. Beads & Rose

 

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The bottom of this bracelet-like design has a cross hanging. The flower enhances the softness of the design and the cross brings the religious aspect.

 

26. Goat In Circle

 

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27. Crown Of ThornĀ 

 

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Christian Full Sleeve Tattoos

 

28. Raging Ruler

 

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29. Double Rose

 

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30. Mountain Wolf

 

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Christian Leg Tattoo

 

31. Trapped Eye

 

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32. Predators & Hunter

 

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33. Lightning Odin

 

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Unique Christian Tattoos

 

34. Protecting Mother

 

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35. Happy Skull

 

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36. Old Child

 

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Classy Christian Tattoos

 

37. Cosmic Patch

 

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38. Number Two

 

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39. Black Puma

 

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Christian Wrist Tattoos

 

40. Tattoo of Yggdrasil Tree

 

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41. Mountain Tip

 

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42. Favoured

 

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Christian Shoulder Tattoos

 

43. Dragon Spikes

 

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44. Sunflower & Shadow

 

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45. Black Rose

 

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Christian Finger Tattoos

 

46. Barely Visible

 

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47. Star & Rose

 

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Christian Half Sleeve Tattoos

 

48. Blue Cross

 

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49. Happy Dog

 

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50. Violence Navigator

 

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Simple Christian Tattoos

 

51. Thin Cross

 

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52. Nails & Swords

 

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53. Side Neck Cross

 

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Christian Lion Tattoo

 

54. Christian Knight

 

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55. Protector Lion

 

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56. Lion Faced

 

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Cool Christian Tattoos

 

57. Crossed Nails

 

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58. Royal Book

 

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59. Friction

 

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Minimalist Christian Tattoo

 

60. Blossomed Cross

 

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61. Elegant Crawler

 

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62. Wrist Symbols

 

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Christian Couple Tattoos

 

63. The King & Queen

 

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64. Symbolic Bond

 

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65. Being Still

 

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Conclusion

We hope these amazing Christian tattoos were able to spark some new ideas in your mind. If you want to get one that is easy to cover go for the smaller designs. Also, symbols and texts can be added to your liking to add more personality to your tattoo. An artist who has enough experience is always recommended for these types of designs.

 

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