Have you been considering a rosary tattoo design? These are very hot right now many tattoo artists and celebrities show their rosary tattoo proudly. It is a pretty easy design that can typically be done in one sitting and therefore won’t cost an arm and a leg and it is a well recognized symbol of religious devotion. If you have been considering getting a rosary tattoo then you will want to read on to learn more about this incredible tattoo design and some locations where you might considering getting it inked.
Rosary Tattoos Tradition and Meaning
The rosary of course is most often associated with Catholicism but it is also used in some areas of Protestantism. In real life the rosary is a beaded tool that is used for prayer and deep contemplation. The beads used to be made out of ground up rose petals and beads from a pant called Job’s tears which creates little seed beads. In fact the Latin word for the rosary is rosary rosarium which means “rose garden”. The rosary is made up of 5 sets of ten beads and traditional a hail Mary is said for each bead.
There are many different styles and locations for rosary tattoos. They can be done as a memorial or Rest In Peace type of tattoo to honor a loved one who has passed. They can also be done in a set of hands closed together in prayer. However, these days some of the most popular rosary tattoo designs are those that are just the rosary by itself. For women the top locations to get these designs inked are on the ankle, wrist or even the hip. Typically they feature a full length rosary and are not done to scale but made a bit smaller to fit in the location. For men however it is most traditional to get a rosary tattoo design around the neck as a realistic design or on the shoulder in a set of hands in prayer.
Keep in mind the rosary is a very strong symbol for the Catholic Church and definitely one that has strong religious ties to anyone who sees it. Therefore if you are considering getting a rosary tattoo you want to make sure it is something you will be happy and stay with forever. If you are a new convert to Catholicicsm and just thought it would be a cool symbol to get inked you might want to reconsider. However, if it is a powerful and significant symbol to you then go for it.