Before we talk directly about the Orthodox tattoos, you have to wonder: is there any religious man to put on his body tattoo? I’m not a great expert in this matter, however, the Orthodox believe that anyone in life is guided by the scriptures and the law of God, that is, trying not to disturb the sacred precepts.
There are several places in the Old Testament, which speaks of «prick upon you.» All of them are quite ambiguous, and the ordinary believer to this day it is difficult to use them, so the choice to do or not to do a tattoo is just for you!
Paves the way
Execution of punishment, justice
Beauty, sacred meaning
Inner strength, purity of thoughts, belief in God
Symbol of oriental culture
The power of the spirit, wisdom
Victory over evil
Manipulation of people
Close to God
The dark side of the human
Liberty hill, the purity of the soul
Happiness, luck, fickleness of fate
Game with death
I must say that in almost all cultures and religions existed practices applied to the skin different images of revered beings and gods. On the one hand, it denotes a person belonging to a particular faith. On the other hand, religious tattoos are a kind of amulets. They applied for protection from evil, and curses.
Speaking of Orthodox tattoo , you can three striking examples. First of all, it is the image of faces of the saints, such as Jesus Christ and the Archangel Michael. The most common phenomena of today can be considered a tattoo Orthodox cross and a pentagram.
Despite the fact that traditionally wear a cross around his neck, a tattoo with the story can often be found on the shoulder or hand (in the wrist). Another type of religious tattoos — prayers and quotations from the scriptures. The most popular places for such inscriptions: ribs, chest, arm and shoulder
I suggest a little deeper into the story and understand the pagan tattoos of ancient Slavs. It is incredibly interesting!
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