When you want to express a particular idea, and you want people to understand the deep significance of the image, why not try a simple cross tattoo. These tattoos are as varied as the people who wear them and can signify a range of feelings, from reverence, to rebellion.
We are used to seeing cross in our daily lives as memorials.
You could choose to commemorate the life of a friend or family member with a simple cross with a banner across it highlighting their name, letting them live on through you.
Perhaps you want to showcase your faith in Christ, but without the flash or flair of elaborate tattoos. A small wooden cross would be ideal to show is life as a carpenter and his humility.
Perhaps you want to celebrate your Celtic roots. A small Celtic cross in black or green might be the perfect way to express your roots and heritage with pride.
Are you more an edgy person? Seek something a little wilder. Tribal crosses can be just what you are looking for, with their sharp edges and non-conforming angular lines. They make a bold statement in black and white anywhere you choose.
Or if you seek enlightenment, you could reach back into the pages of history and try the Egyptian Ankh. The symbol of mysticism and wisdom may be just what you are seeking.
Whatever you choose know that simplicity and clean lines of a skilled artist can make the humblest of images a striking design you’ll be proud to wear.
Want to see some more designs? Here are 60 of the best cross tattoos.