Jesus, with his deep love and passion for all of mankind, makes for a powerful symbol in tattoos. One of the most popular Christian symbols, Jesus Tattoos express the myriad shades of Jesus Christ. The story of Jesus is rich in drama, as he represents both humanity and divinity. This play of heavenly and earthly qualities is reflected in many tattoos.
A popular way to show Jesus in a tattoo is to depict his body on the Cross. The Crucifixion forms an important subject of many tattoos. Artists devote their skills to delineate the powerful muscles of the body and the detailed textures of the wooden cross. Jesus tattoos often show his parents on earth, Mary and Joseph. Many tattoos also show him in the humble robes of a shepherd, leading the sheep in a meadow. Some tattoos also concentrate on the face of Jesus, to highlight his love of humanity. To depict that he belongs at once in the heavens as on earth, Jesus is often shown with a divine halo, while blood pouring from his head connects him to the mortal realm. Jesus is also shown in his divine glory, as the Son of God, in many rich tattoo designs.
Life Like Jesus Tattoo
With a roughspun hood around his head, Jesus seems life like in this intricately shaded tattoo.
Jesus Sun Tattoo
The face of Jesus is inked on a large sun, with black shading and dots in the backdrop.
Cartoon Style Jesus Tattoo
Drawn in a cartoon style with long flowy lines, this tattoo shows Jesus wearing a crown of thorns.
Illuminati Jesus Tattoo
Hopeful sun rays behind Jesus illuminate the blood trickling from his head. A powerful Jesus tattoo.
Wings Jesus Tattoo
The dense wings drawn in a feathery fashion, form a shelter for Jesus on the Cross.
Pencil Sketch Style Jesus Tattoo
The dense pencil sketch style gives a different dimension to the delicate features of Jesus.
Intricate Jesus Tattoo
The fine outlines make a dramatic contrast with the artistic shades, in this Jesus tattoo.
Crown Of Thorns Jesus Tattoo
The crown of thorns stands out, with its prickly angular effects, in this stunning Jesus tattoo.
Parents Of Jesus Tattoo
In this beautifully shaded scene depicting Christ’s mortal parents, Mother Mary stands above, with the face of Joseph below.
Jesus Figure Tattoo
The stylized design plays with negative space to suggest the full figure of Jesus.
Jesus Detailed Tattoo
The intricate shading brings out the details of the wood and the human body, in this Jesus tattoo.
Jesus Powerful Tattoo
The heavily detailed artwork brings out the muscular feel of Christ’s body on the Cross.
Jesus Broken Tattoo
With eyes closed, Jesus seems to be welcoming all of man’s sufferings. Cracks rip his face, suggesting extreme pain.
Jesus Shepherd Tattoo
Here we see Jesus in the robes of a shepherd, with sheep surrounding him on the meadow.
Jesus Nautical Tattoo
The shiny gold ship wheel bears the figure of Jesus, in this stunning nautical tattoo.
The sign of 666 stamped on the forehead, indicates that this is the face of the Antichrist.
View Of Jesus Tattoo
This interesting tattoo shows just a part of Jesus, with his face and one arm nailed to a wooden cross.
Human Jesus Tattoo
Jesus has his eyes turned up to Heaven, with blood pouring down his face in thin streams.
Textured Jesus Tattoo
The pencil sketch style brings out the textures of the cheekbones and forehead, in this Jesus tattoo.
Tear Of Jesus Tattoo
A single tear proclaims sorrow for man, in this realistic tattoo showing Jesus, with his head bowed.
In this quirky tattoo, a traditional Jesus sits in a modern aircraft bearing the name ‘Godspeed’.
Modern Jesus Tattoo
Two pistols substitute for the arms of the Cross, in this modern portrayal of Jesus.
Passionate Jesus Tattoo
Densely inked sun rays surround the face of the suffering Jesus, in this calf tattoo.
Jesus Gold Orb Tattoo
A delicate golden orb surrounds the face of Jesus, in this lightly colored pencil sketch style tattoo.
Jesus Peaceful Tattoo
The closed eyes and long flowing mane give a peaceful look to Jesus, in this forearm tattoo.
Blue Eyed Jesus Tattoo
Deeply inked hair strands mingle with the crown of thorns, in this stunning tattoo showing a blue-eyed Jesus.
Royal Jesus Tattoo
Portrayed in royal robes and a bright sun behind, Jesus appears as the Son of God.
Stylish Jesus Tattoo
The design with fine lined patterns, brings out the orange and black shades of this Jesus tattoo.