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12 Beautiful Tattoos For The Spiritually Minded

Here are some of the most popular religion-inspired tattoos on Pinterest.

17/09/2016 12:26 AM IST

Tattoos are often used as a form of self-expression. For people of faith, tattoos can serve as an outward sign of their inner spirituality, a constant reminder of their belief in something greater than themselves.

When it comes to ink inspiration, many people around the world turn to Pinterest for ideas about how to design their next tattoo. Here are 12 religion-inspired tattoos that have accumulated thousands of likes and re-pins.  

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  • God is Greater
    This set of symbols has a special meaning -- it's a reminder that God is greater than the highs and the lows, or the ups and the downs.
  • Hamsa
    The hamsa symbol has significance in Middle Eastern religions like Judaism and Islam. It is thought to be a talisman against the evil eye.
  • Tiny Rosary
    The rosary is a set of prayer beads used by Catholics. This tattoo is a tiny reminder of the importance of prayer.
  • Semicolon
    This tattoo trend was started by Project Semicolon, a faith-based organization dedicated to inspiring hope and showing support for people struggling with depression and thoughts of self-harm. The project website states, "a semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to."
  • A Cross With Words
    This tattoo, or variations of it that use words like "strength", "hope", and "love", is popular on Pinterest.
  • Infinity Cross
    This cross, made with just one continuous line, is a modern adaptation of an ancient Christian symbol.
  • Lotus
    This tropical plant rises above murky waters and blooms into beautiful flower. The lotus is a symbol of holiness and enlightenment in Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • It Is Well
    This piece is inspired by the well-known Christian hymn, "It Is Well With My Soul." The song was written by Horatio G. Spafford in 1873, after he learned that his daughters had died in an accident at sea.
  • A Simple Cross
    This sweet and unpretentious tattoo has captured many pinners' attentions.
  • Grace
    This tattoo is meant to be a powerful reminder of the heart of the Christian message. 
  • Walk by Faith
    Scripture verses are often used as inspiration for tattoos. This one is inspired by 2 Corinthians 5:7.
  • Faith Over Fear
    The placement of these words is a reminder to put faith over fear.
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